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    THIS CONTENT IS RESTRICTED TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

    To access the clinical information on this site you must be a health professional:

  • Medical doctor/surgeon.
  • Registered nurse.
  • Physiotherapist.
  • Occupational therapist
  • Massage therapist
  • Or chiropractor
  • NEW USERS MAY REGISTER BELOW. IF YOU ARE AN EXISTING USER, PLEASE LOG IN.

    Benefits of signing up:

  • You will have access to research summaries and blog articles about our technology and related
    health conditions.
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    evidence based practice

    Clinical Research

    The studies listed below highlight the clinical efficacy of low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) based on a variety of devices on the market.

    ‘Low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS)’

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    Watson (2012)

    A useful explanation of how low intensity pulsed ultrasound technology works compared to therapeutic ultrasound and the mechanisms of action in fracture healing. Includes a good summary of clinical evidence completed in the area.    Read more…

    The effects of low‑intensity pulsed ultrasound and pulsed electromagnetic fields bone growth stimulation in acute fractures: a systematic review and meta‑analysis of randomized controlled trials’

    Archives of Orthopaedic Trauma and Surgery
    Hanneman et al (2014)

    Meta-analysis evaluated 737 patients in randomized controlled trials comparing LIPUS with placebo for acute fractures. Concludes that LIPUS can be beneficial in the treatment of acute fractures regarding time to radiological and clinical union. LIPUS significantly shortens time to radiological union for acute fractures undergoing non-operative treatment and acute fractures of the upper limb and acute diaphyseal fractures. Read more…

    ‘The effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound therapy on time to fracture healing: a meta-analysis’

    Canadian Medical Association Journal
    Busse et al (2002)

    A meta-analysis of randomised studies (158 fractures) analysing LIPUS on time to fracture healing as determined radiographically by bridging of 3 or 4 cortices. There is evidence that LIPUS may significantly reduce the time to fracture healing for fractures treated non-operatively. There does not appear to be any additional benefit to ultrasound treatment following intramedullary nailing with prior reaming. Larger trials are needed to resolve this issue. Read more…

    ‘Improved healing response in delayed unions of the tibia with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound: results of a randomized sham-controlled trial’

    British Medical Journal
    Schofer et al (2010)

    Blinded randomised control trial compared the healing response of tibial delayed unions between subjects treated with LIPUS (n = 51) and subjects treated with a placebo device (n = 50). Mean improvement in bone mineral density was 1.34 (1.14 to 1.57) times greater for LIPUS-treated subjects compared to placebo. A mean reduction in bone gap area also favored LIPUS treatment. Read more…

    ‘Acceleration of tibial fracture-healing by non-invasive, low-intensity pulsed ultrasound.’

    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
    Heckman et al (1994)

    67closed or grade-I open fractures of the tibial shaft were examined in a prospective, randomized, double-blind evaluation of LIPUS as an adjunct to conventional treatment with a cast. 33 fractures were treated with the active device and 34 with a placebo control. The fractures were treated conventionally with closed reduction and immobilization in an above-the-knee cast.
    There was a statistically significant decrease in the time to clinical healing (86 ± 5.8 days in the active-Rx group compared with 114 ± 10.4 days in the control group) and also a significant decrease in the time to overall (clinical and radiographic) healing (96 ± 4.9 days in the active-Rx group compared with 154 ± 13.7 days in the control group). Read more…

    Osteotron IV

    Bone Growth Stimulator
    Proven to accelerate healing for fractures and soft tissue.

    Osteotron IV Resources

    For referral forms, manuals, brochures and other useful materials click here.

    Benefits of LIPUS

    86% of non-union fractures heal with LIPUS
    54% of ligaments can absorb more energy
    81% greater mechanical strength of healed fractures
    Healing times of radius reduced by 40%

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    Real Results

    Find out how a bone growth stimulator helped Shareef with osteochondritis dissecans

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    Testimonial

    I wish to thank all who have assisted my wife Evelyn Schofield with her fractured right leg. In the last 2 months we have been using the Osteotron IV every day to assist the growth. I am convinced this has helped greatly.
    Cliff Schofield
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