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[Bone fracture and the healing mechanisms. Fracture treatment by low-intensity pulsed ultrasound].

Authors
  • Jingushi, Seiya
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical calcium
Publication Date
May 01, 2009
Volume
19
Issue
5
Pages
704–708
Identifiers
DOI: CliCa0905704708
PMID: 19398839
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The principles of fracture treatment are the reduction and fixation of the fracture site, while the subsequent biological healing process is expected. Currently, some treatment options that actively stimulate the repair reaction at the fracture site are either available, or they are soon going to become available for clinical use. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) or local growth factors are examples of these modalities. They are non-invasive or less invasive than the previous stimulating options such as bone grafting at the fracture site. These treatment modalities are not only used to heal delayed union or non-union but they also have the potential to shorten the repair period until union is achieved while also reducing complications, including deformity or non-union.

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