Effect of static magnetic field, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on fracture healing in rabbits
Taziyun Imtiyaz, Dil M Makhdoomi, Neelofar Nabi, Hakeem Athar, Nida Handoo, Mohmmad Abrar Gayas and Mehreen Bashir
In the present study the static magnetic field and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy, alone and in combination on fracture healing in rabbits was studied. In the animals fracture was induced under general anesthesia using electrical bone saw with two blades creating bone gap of 1.65-2.93mm between fracture fragments. Complete union (100% reduction) was observed by 5th week post-surgery only in the animals of group treated with both the therapies, complete union (100% reduction) in the animals with single therapy was observed by 9th week while in the animals of group with no therapy, 97.31% of reduction in gap was recorded by the end of the study period.