Pulsing electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) in spinal fusion: preliminary clinical results.

M. Di Silvestre, R. Savini

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Abstract

Pulsing electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) were used during the postoperative management of 31 patients submitted to lumbosacral posterolateral fusion (PLF). The fusions were stimulated with PEMFs during the first 2 of the 4 months of postoperative immobilization. Consolidation of PLF was obtained in 20 of the 31 patients after 2 months of stimulation, thus, healing time was cut in half. After 4 months, fusion was observed in 30 out of the 31 cases submitted to stimulation (96%).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-294
Number of pages6
JournalLa Chirurgia degli organi di movimento
Volume77
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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