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Stimulation of bone union by externally applied radio-frequency energy

Authors
Journal
Injury
0020-1383
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
14
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0020-1383(83)90056-6

Abstract

Abstract Pulsed radio-frequency electrical energy has been used for many years in the treatment of various soft tissue lesions, and this paper describes its use in stimulating repair in delayed and non-union, with a success rate in 16 cases equal to that of the other electrical stimulation techniques. The equipment is described and a theory proposed that the cell membrane has a diode effect in allowing the absorption of electrical charge, which, by its influence on the calcium ion, stimulates the cell into activity.

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