Influence of the frequency of the external mechanical stimulus on bone healing: a computational study.

@article{GonzlezTorres2010InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the frequency of the external mechanical stimulus on bone healing: a computational study.},
  author={Libardo Andr{\'e}s Gonz{\'a}lez-Torres and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} G{\'o}mez-Benito and Manuel Doblar{\'e} and Jos{\'e} Manuel Garc{\'i}a-Aznar},
  journal={Medical engineering & physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={363-71}
}
The mechanical environment considerably affects the evolution of the bone healing process. However, the effect of an external cyclic stimulation on the process has not yet been fully clarified. The aim of the present work is to evaluate the distribution of different mechanical variables in the fracture callus when an external cyclic stimulation is applied at different frequencies, in order to investigate those stimuli most likely to regulate bone healing. To perform this analysis an… CONTINUE READING