High frequency distraction improves tissue adaptation during leg lengthening in humans.

@article{Aarnes2002HighFD,
  title={High frequency distraction improves tissue adaptation during leg lengthening in humans.},
  author={Gudrun Tr\oite Aarnes and Harald Steen and Per Ludvigsen and Leif P{\aa}l Kristiansen and Olav Reiker{\aa}s},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={789-92}
}
The present study investigates the effect of distraction frequency on the development of tensile force in the tissues during lengthening. Two patients with bilateral Ilizarov leg lengthening underwent distraction with high frequency in one leg and low frequency in the other. The clinical situation represented a unique model for investigating the effect of distraction frequency, as each individual served as its own control. Both patients had double level lengthening. Distraction frequency at the… CONTINUE READING

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