Electromagnetic field stimulation for treating delayed union or non-union of long bone fractures in adults (Review)
Griffin, Xavier L., Costa, Matthew L., Parsons, Nicholas R. and Smith, Nick. (2011) Electromagnetic field stimulation for treating delayed union or non-union of long bone fractures in adults (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (No.4). Article CD008471. ISSN 1469-493XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD008471.pub2
Delayed union and non-union of fractures are a considerable cause of morbidity to patients. Laboratory studies have shown that electromagnetic fields can stimulate the formation of new bone, indicating a potential role for electromagnetic stimulation in the treatment of fractures that have failed to heal.
To assess the effects of electromagnetic stimulation for treating delayed union or non-union of long bone fractures in adults.
We searched the Cochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma Group Specialised Register (May 2010), the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (in The Cochrane Library 2010, Issue 2), MEDLINE (1966 to May 2010) and EMBASE (1980 to 2010 Week 20), trial registers and reference lists of articles.
Randomised controlled trials evaluating electromagnetic field stimulation for the treatment of delayed union or non-union of long bones in adults.
Data collection and analysis:
Two authors independently selected studies and performed data extraction and risk of bias assessment. Treatment effects were assessed using risk ratios and, where appropriate, data were pooled using a random-effects model.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QP Physiology
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, Electromagnetism -- Physiological effect -- Research, Electromagnetic fields|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Page Range:||Article CD008471|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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