pulsing electromagnetic field


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pulsing electromagnetic field

Abbreviation: PEMF
An alternating electrical current used to produce an electromagnetic field. This may induce healing when applied to a fractured bone. The field is applied noninvasively to the affected limb. It may be moderately helpful in treating bony nonunion. See: diathermy
See also: field
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Pawluk, "A non-operative salvage of surgically-resistant pseudarthroses and non-unions by pulsing electromagnetic fields," Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, no.
Processes Responding to Pulsing Electromagnetic Fields, from the Peer-Reviewed Literature
Stimulation of experimental endochondral ossification by low-energy pulsing electromagnetic fields. J Bone Miner Res.