The role of electromagnetic stimulation in the management of established non-union of long bone fractures : What is the evidence?
Griffin, Xavier L., Warner, F. and Costa, Matthew L.. (2008) The role of electromagnetic stimulation in the management of established non-union of long bone fractures : What is the evidence? Injury, Volume 39 (Number 4). pp. 419-429. ISSN 0020-1383Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2007.12.014
Background: Non-union following tong bone fractures is a cause of significant morbidity to the patient. The management of this condition has proved difficult for the orthopaedic surgeon. Much research has been carried out on the use of etectro-magnetic stimulation in the heating of non-union.
Objectives: The objective of this review is to determine what evidence exists to support electromagnetic stimulation in the management of established non-union of tong bone fractures.
Methods: A systematic search was carried out of the peer-reviewed English language literature to identify all studies investigating electromagnetic stimulation in the treatment of non-union of fractures of tong bones.
Results: Three of the articles reviewed were randomised clinical trials. Forty-six other studies were also included in the review.
Conclusions: There is a consensus that electromagnetic stimulation is an effective adjunct to conventional therapy when used in the management of non-union of tong bone fractures. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RD Surgery
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences > Clinical Trials Unit
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Fractures -- Treatment, Electric stimulation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Injury|
|Official Date:||April 2008|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 419-429|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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