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Year : 1985  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-40

Treatment Of Ununited Fractures By Direct Electrical Current Stimulation



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A. S Chahal


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Twenty-five patients with un-united fractures were treated by direct current stimulation through percutaneous electrodes. Average duration of non-union was 44 weeks. Eighteen out of 20 cases o non-union had undergone one or more prior surgical procedures, besides prolonged immobilization in plaster casts. Twenty-one out of 25 cases united and returned to their previous occupation. The semi-invasive technique is simple and relatively free complications. The electrical apparatus is light and portable and can be used with ease by the patient at home.


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