Key Point: Generation of new bone and cartilage cells in healing fractures uses 1/3 the intensity of ultrasound allowed in fetal imaging

Published in May 2009 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (www.jbjs.org) the paper, “Acceleration of Tibial Fracture-Healing by Non-invasive, Low-intensity Pulsed Ultrasound” states on page 4 that the level of ultrasound intensity used to significantly increase the formation of new cartilage and bone in the healing of bone fractures as a spatial average-temporal average intensity of 30 milliwatts per centimeter squared or less than 1/3 the amount allowed by the FDA for ultrasound devices used in fetal imaging.

Here is a link to the entire article: Acceleration of tibial fracture-healing by non-invasive, low-intensity pulsed ultrasound

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