Bone-growth stimulators | definition of bone-growth stimulators by Medical dictionary
bone-growth stimulators Devices used in an attempt to promote healing of ununited fractures or fractures unduly slow to unite. They subject the fracture site to pulsed electromagnetic fields or to ultrasound and appear, in some cases, to have a useful effect. Many different factors determine failure of normal bone healing, however, and not all are aided by molecular vibration.
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Pilla adds that the major manufacturers of EMF-generating bone-growth stimulators
still rely on this basic waveform.