Therapeutic ultrasound enhances medial collateral ligament repair in rats.

@article{Leung2006TherapeuticUE,
  title={Therapeutic ultrasound enhances medial collateral ligament repair in rats.},
  author={Mason Chin Pang Leung and Gabriel Y. F. Ng and Ka Keung Yip},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={449-52}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of therapeutic ultrasound (US) on medial collateral ligament healing. A total of 36 3-month-old male Sprague-Dawley rats with transected medial collateral ligaments were studied. Subjects were given 5-min pulsed US therapy (duty cycle; one application in 4 ms; 1:4) daily with different durations (1 day, 5 days and 10 days) and intensities (0, 0.5 and 2.3 W/cm2). After each treatment, the level of transforming growth factor beta-1 (TGF-beta1… CONTINUE READING