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what evidence supports the use of bone stimulation dev. for delayed union fracture? my friend's 'expert' ortho [austrian] claims they are useless.

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Electrical and : Electromagnetic (em) fields are assumed to play a role in bone healing through the same principles as mechanical stress applications. When mechanical load is applied to bone, a strain gradient develops. [4] subsequent pressure gradients in the interstitial fluid drive fluid through the canaliculi from regions of high to low pressure and expose osteocyte membranes toflow-related shear stress, read.
Dr. Clive Segil
Dr. Clive Segil commented
Orthopedic Surgery 58 years experience
seems incomplete
Jul 31, 2012

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