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Volume:6 Issue:2 Number:27 ISSN#:2563-5476
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ACE Report #9038
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

No significant benefit of PEMF on outcomes after debridement/microfracture for talar OCDs

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OrthoEvidence. No significant benefit of PEMF on outcomes after debridement/microfracture for talar OCDs. ACE Report. 2017;6(2):27. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/9038

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

Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields on Return to Sports After Arthroscopic Debridement and Microfracture of Osteochondral Talar Defects: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Trial

Am J Sports Med. 2016 May;44(5):1292-300

Contributing Authors: ML Reilingh CJ van Bergen RM Gerards IC van Eekeren RJ de Haan IN Sierevelt GM Kerkhoffs R Krips DE Meuffels CN van Dijk L Blankevoort

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68 patients scheduled for arthroscopic debridement and microfracture for osteochondral defects (OCD) of the talus were randomized to postoperative rehabilitation with or without the use of pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that the use of PEMF therapy postoperatively in these patients would increase the rate of return to sport and als...

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