Ion resonance electromagnetic field stimulation of fracture healing in rabbits with a fibular ostectomy.

Author: Deibert MC, Mcleod BR, Smith SD, Liboff AR.
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington 05405.
Conference/Journal: J Orthop Res
Date published: 1994 Nov
Other: Volume ID: 12 , Issue ID: 6 , Pages: 878-85 , Word Count: 91

Rabbits with a fibular ostectomy were exposed for 28 days to magnetic fields that satisfied the ion resonance conditions for calcium or magnesium. The rabbits were exposed to whole body treatment for 1/2 hour, 3 hours, or 24 hours per day. The fibulae from the experimental and control animals were removed surgically and were subjected to force-deflection testing to establish the stiffness of the healed fracture. The fibulae from the rabbits exposed to the ion resonance magnetic fields were found to be 55-299% (p < 0.01) more robust than the fibulae from the control animals.
PMID: 7983563