Electromagnetic bone growth stimulation in patients with femoral neck fractures treated with screws: prospective randomized double-blind study

@article{Faldini2010ElectromagneticBG,
  title={Electromagnetic bone growth stimulation in patients with femoral neck fractures treated with screws: prospective randomized double-blind study},
  author={Cesare Faldini and Matteo Cadossi and Deianira Luciani and E. Betti and Eugenio Chiarello and Sandro Giannini},
  journal={Current Orthopaedic Practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={282-287}
}
BackgroundTo determine the effect of pulsed electro-magnetic fields (PEMF) on time to healing, onset of osteonecrosis of the femoral head and pain in patients with intracapsular femoral neck fracture. MethodsSeventy-seven patients had their fracture fixed with cannulated screws. After surgery, patients were randomized to receive either an active or placebo PEMF stimulator and were instructed to use it for at least 8 h per day for 90 days. Patient compliance was monitored by a clock inside the… 
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