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Electrical stimulation for long-bone fracture-healing: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Authors
  • Mollon, Brent
  • da Silva, Vitor
  • Busse, Jason W
  • Einhorn, Thomas A
  • Bhandari, Mohit
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American)
Publisher
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2008
Volume
90
Issue
11
Pages
2322–2330
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.H.00111
PMID: 18978400
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

While our pooled analysis does not show a significant impact of electromagnetic stimulation on delayed unions or ununited long-bone fractures, methodological limitations and high between-study heterogeneity leave the impact of electromagnetic stimulation on fracture-healing uncertain.

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