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[Modification of fracture healing by ultrasonics in an animal model. 2. Radiologic and histologic results].

Authors
  • Reuter, U
  • Strempel, F
  • John, F
  • Dürig, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zeitschrift für experimentelle Chirurgie, Transplantation, und künstliche Organe : Organ der Sektion Experimentelle Chirurgie der Gesellschaft für Chirurgie der DDR
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1987
Volume
20
Issue
5
Pages
294–302
Identifiers
PMID: 3424893
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Both tibiae were osteotomised and medullary nailing in 40 rabbits. In each case the right fracture was treated with ultrasound of 0.1 W/cm2 for 2 minutes every second day altogether 4 times. The left extremity was used as control. The estimation of the mineralization took place semiquantitatively after weekly radiologic checks, this one of the callus maturation histologically in the decalcified bone. By ultrasound treatment an enlarged callus formation and an accelerated callus maturation was shown in contrast to the untreated extremity. An accelerated three-phasic fracture healing was provable by ultrasound influence. The advantage of the mineralization amounted to 2 weeks in the 4th postoperative week. The ultrasound influence of the fracture healing shows, therefore, as remedy of choice in comparison with other stimulation methods.

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