Electrical Stimulation

Fractures are common sports injuries. In athletes, fractures result in many missed games and practices as well as countless medical visits. Most fractures heal with conservative treatment, which includes rest from sports and immobilization. However, some fractures result in either delayed (slow) healing or nonunion (incomplete healing). Electrical stimulation promotes bone growth and repair of fractures in athletes. Consequently, this may accelerate a fracture's ability to heal. It is used as a last resort to heal delayed and nonunion fractures, before surgery is ...

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