Testing the differences in bioelectrical potentials occurring in distractive osteogenesis: Human and animal clinical research Tomasz Raganowicz, Michał Latalski, Andrzej Gregosiewicz, Tomasz Szponder, Piotr Silmanowicz, Janusz Kisiel Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 2002; 4(3):299-301 ICID: 492078
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 5.85
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Background. Metal intraosseous implants cause disturbances in tissue bioelectrity.
Material and methods. Our research involved a group of 28 patients treated by distractive osteogenesis and 12 dogs treated for long bone fractures with external fixation.
Results. During the process of limb lengthening excessive electrical potentials were generated, considerably exceeding the physiological level.
Conclusions. The observed effect may have a negative effect on osteogenesis and remodeling of the regenerating bone. The application of an external fixator did not significantly increase electrical potentials in animals.