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How is electrical stimulation used to treat a hip fracture?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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The most notable effect is that this type of electrical stimulation seems to cause some bone cells to proliferate.
There are other cellular effects of electrical currents on the broken bone, but by stimulating bone cells to divide, healing of bone is accelerated. According to jonathan cluett, M.D.

In brief: May be helpful

The most notable effect is that this type of electrical stimulation seems to cause some bone cells to proliferate.
There are other cellular effects of electrical currents on the broken bone, but by stimulating bone cells to divide, healing of bone is accelerated. According to jonathan cluett, M.D.
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