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ACE Report #4792
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Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound elicits faster bone healing after forearm osteotomy


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound on bone healing at osteotomy sites after forearm bone shortening

J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Mar;38(3):498-503. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.11.032. Epub 2013 Feb 1

Contributing Authors: A Urita N Iwasaki M Kondo Y Nishio T Kamishima A Minami

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Synopsis

27 patients requiring forearm osteotomy (ulnar shortening or radial shortening osteotomy) were randomized to determine the effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on bone healing following surgery. Patients were allocated to groups of either postoperative LIPUS therapy or no LIPUS therapy, and were followed-up for up to 24 weeks. Main outcome was radiographic determined bone healing, alo...

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