Electromagnetic stimulation of canine bone grafts.

  title={Electromagnetic stimulation of canine bone grafts.},
  author={Gary J. Miller and H. H. Burchardt and William F. Enneking and C M Tylkowski},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  volume={66 5},
We evaluated the use of pulsed electromagnetic-field stimulation to affect the rate of healing or incorporation of segmental autogenous cortical bone grafts in the dog in vivo. This non-invasive method of electrical stimulation has been implicated in increasing bone osteogenesis or augmentation of the repair process in the canine fibular osteotomy. We utilized two-month and six-month stimulation protocols. At six months, all of the animals were evaluated biomechanically using rapid-loading… CONTINUE READING