Augmentation of Bone Repair by Inductively Coupled Electromagnetic Fields

+ See all authors and affiliations

Science  03 May 1974:
Vol. 184, Issue 4136, pp. 575-577
DOI: 10.1126/science.184.4136.575


Pulsing electromagnetic fields of low frequency and strength have been inductively coupled across skin, directly to bone, to enhance the repair of canine osteotomies. The induced voltage field in bone appears to increase the organization and strength of the repair process at 28 days after "fracture."