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Putting a Charge in Healing: Electrical Stimulators Show Great Promise, Especially for Spinal Fusions

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Deborah Schenberger

Nerac, Inc., Tolland, CT

Paper No. BioMed2008-38030, pp. 51-52; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/BioMed2008-38030
From:
  • ASME 2008 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2008 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • Irvine, California, USA, June 18–20, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4833-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3823-4
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

Spinal fusion is the latest application of electrical stimulation as a fracture healing. This exciting new application has been proven over 30 years of use, and the market is now poised for rapid growth. Patent activity shows an increased interest in this technology, and both start-up companies and orthopedic giants can thus benefit from introducing new products in this field.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

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