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Vol:5 Issue:9 Number:3 ISSN#:2564-2537
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ACE Report #8679
Ace Report Cover General Orthopaedics

Electrical stimulation for bone healing reduced pain and risk of nonunion vs. sham control

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OrthoEvidence. Electrical stimulation for bone healing reduced pain and risk of nonunion vs. sham control. ACE Report. 2016;5(9):3. Available from:

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

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

Sci Rep. 2016 Aug 19;6:31724. doi: 10.1038/srep31724.

Contributing Authors: IS Aleem I Aleem N Evaniew JW Busse M Yaszemski A Agarwal T Einhorn M Bhandari

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15 randomized controlled trials comparing electrical stimulation to sham treatment in adults with a fresh fracture, nonunion, delayed union, osteotomy, or symptomatic spinal instability requiring fusion were included. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to quantitatively assess the efficacy of bone stimulation in terms of pain relief, functional improvements, and radiographic nonunion. The resul...

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