Ultrasound helps heal fractures
October 12, 2011 |
I’m surprised that painless ultrasound, normally used to scan pregnant women, is being used to treat bone fractures.
Surgeons at Glasgow’s Royal Infirmary use it to help heal complex fractures – it speeds up recovery by 40%.
A strap around the injury transmits waves to stimulate new cells and make cells mature more rapidly. I’ll ask for this treatment if I fracture something.
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