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Volume:8 Issue:8 Number:17 ISSN#:2563-5476
Meta-analysis
ACE Report #12297
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Improvement in Healing Rate and Time with Pulse Electromagnetic Field Therapy for Fractures


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Effectiveness of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Bone Healing: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Bioelectromagnetics. 2020 Jul;41(5):323-337

Contributing Authors: L Peng C Fu F Xiong Q Zhang Z Liang L Chen C He Q Wei

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Synopsis

Twenty-two randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with a total of 1,557 patients were included in this meta-analysis comparing pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy to a control (sham or no treatment) for promotion of fracture healing. Outcome of interest included pooled healing incidence, time to healing, pain, bone mineral density (BMD), and functional outcomes. Sub-group analyses were conduc...

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