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Successful treatment of nonunion in severe finger injury with low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS): a case report

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-258435
Huber, Michaela ; Prantl, Lukas ; Gehmert, Sebastian
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Abstract

Introduction Severe injuries of the hand or single fingers require immediate treatment but surgical fixation methods are limited depending on soft tissue damage. Thus, it is very common that severe soft tissue damage along with poor osteosynthetic bone fixation results in a delayed healing process or nonunion. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has been proven to stimulate bone formation in ...

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