Accession Number:

ADA055531

Title:

Electrical Enhancement of Healing in Combat Injuries to Hard and Soft Tissues.

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

OREGON UNIV HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER PORTLAND BIOPHYSICS LAB

Report Date:

1978-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Over the past decade a large body of experimental evidence has accumulated showing the positive influence of electric currents on bone metabolism. It is evident that modeling, remodeling and repair are regulated, through bones piezoelectric properties as mechanical transducers in a closed loop system. In situations where enhancement of normal function of the transducer system is desirable, viz during bone repair, it would be advantageous to use an exogenous source of electric current. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE