The influence of ultrasound on the mechanical properties of healing tendons in rabbits.

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BACKGROUND Therapeutic ultrasound is commonly used for treatment of injuries to tendons, ligaments and joint capsules. Opinions still differ, however, as to the beneficial effects of ultrasound treatment of the above-mentioned conditions. METHODS We studied the effect of various ultrasound intensities on the healing of tenotomized, sutured and immobilized… (More)

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