Augmentation of bone repair by inductively coupled electromagnetic fields

Science. 1974 May 3;184(4136):575-7. 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."

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bony Callus
  • Dogs
  • Electromagnetic Phenomena / therapeutic use*
  • Fibula
  • Fractures, Bone / therapy*
  • Osteotomy
  • Wound Healing