bone fracture, nonunion, electrical stimulation for

bone fracture, nonunion, electrical stimulation for

A method of stimulating a nonunion bone fracture to heal through an invasive or noninvasive electromagnetic field. Invasive electrical stimulation involves the implantation of electrodes into the bone proximal and distal to the fracture site. Surface electrodes are placed on the skin over the area of fracture for the noninvasive technique.
See: nonunion