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AAOS 2016: Electrical stimulation effective for pain & nonunion vs. sham

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March 2016

AAOS 2016: Electrical stimulation effective for pain & nonunion vs. sham

Vol: 5| Issue: 3| Number:53| ISSN#: 2564-2537
Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:N/A
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Efficacy of Electrical Stimulators for Bone Healing: A Meta-Analysis of Sham-Controlled Randomized Trials

Contributing Authors:
I Aleem N Evaniew MJ Yaszemski TA Einhorn M Bhandari

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15 sham-controlled randomized controlled trials were included in this meta-analysis for the purpose of evaluating the effect of electrical stimulation interventions on radiographic nonunion and pain in patients being treated for acute fractures, nonunion, delayed union, osteotomy healing, and spinal fusion. The results displayed a significant reduction in the risk of radiographic nonunion and redu...

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