Ultrasound stimulation of maxillofacial bone healing.

  title={Ultrasound stimulation of maxillofacial bone healing.},
  author={Jurjen Schortinghuis and Boudewijn Stegenga and Gerry M. Raghoebar and Lambert G m de Bont},
  journal={Critical reviews in oral biology and medicine : an official publication of the American Association of Oral Biologists},
  volume={14 1},
A substantial part of the maxillofacial surgery practice deals with maxillofacial bone healing. In the past decades, low-intensity ultrasound treatment has been shown to reduce the healing time of fresh fractures of the extremities up to 38%, and to heal delayed and non-unions up to 90% and 83%, respectively. Based on the assumption that the process of bone healing in the bones of the extremities and maxillofacial skeleton is essentially the same, the potential of ultrasound to stimulate… CONTINUE READING
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