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PEMF to heal BROKEN BONES

Broken bones or conditions which prevent bones from healing like Rickets or Osteoporosis and Bone Cancer are challenging to deal with.

Based on the fact that bone tissue manifests electrical potentials both in normal and pathological states, electrical stimulation has been employed since early 1812.

Onibere, R., & Khanna, A. (2012). The Role Of Electrical Stimulation In Fracture Healing. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, 11(2), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.5580/1fa0

When a bone breaks, it generates its own low level electrical filed to stimulate bone healing. The research on electrical potentials show that bone under compression is negatively charged and deposits bone tissue. Bone under tension produces a positive charge and causes bone resorption. It has been noted that bone is most electro-negative in areas of growth such as fractures.

Onibere, R., & Khanna, A. (2012). The Role Of Electrical Stimulation In Fracture Healing. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery, 11(2), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.5580/1fa0

Boopalan, P. R. J. V. C., Chittaranjan, S. B., Balamurugan, R., Nandakumar, N. S., Sabareeswaranb, A., & Mohantyb, M. (2009). Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) treatment for fracture healing. Current Orthopaedic Practice, 20(4), 423–428. https://doi.org/10.1097/BCO.0b013e318198e8b2

Schemitsch, E., & Kuzyk, P. (2009). The science of electrical stimulation therapy for fracture healing. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 43(2), 127. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-5413.50846

Griffin, M., & Bayat, A. (2011). Electrical stimulation in bone healing: critical analysis by evaluating levels of evidence. Eplasty, 11(July), e34. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21847434%0A
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=PMC3145421

In some patients this natural healing process is impaired and the fracture results in a nonunion. A nonunion occurs when a broken bone does not heal, likewise a delayed union is when the bone heals very slowly. Nonunions and delayed unions can be the most frustrating and unforeseen complications of fracture management and recovery.

Electrical stimulation has been shown to dramatically increase the speed and complete healing of bone fractures including nonunions, delayed unison or simply large fracture sites.

A pulse electromagnetic field frequency (PEMF) is a machine which induces a negative electrical field at the fracture site supporting bone tissue formation. Not only is bone affected by PEMF but also muscles, ligaments and cartilage all respond to electrical stimulation and support healing and repair.

Victoria, G., Petrisor, B., Drew, B., & Dick, D. (2009). Bone stimulation for fracture healing: What′s all the fuss? Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 43(2), 117. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-5413.50844

A fractured or broken bone undergoes repair through four stages:

Hematoma formation: Blood vessels in the broken bone tear and hemorrhage, resulting in the formation of blood clots at the fracture site. The torn blood vessels at the fracture are sealed through the clotting process and immediately new vessels develop to reestablish blood flow. Tissue at the fracture site becomes inflamed, swollen and painful. PEMF therapy assists the first stage by increasing blood vessel production.

Yen-Patton, G. P. A., Patton, W. F., Beer, D. M., & Jacobson, B. S. (1988). Endothelial cell response to pulsed electromagnetic fields: Stimulation of growth rate and angiogenesis in vitro. Journal of Cellular Physiology,134(1), 37–46. https://doi.org/10.1002/jcp.1041340105

Bone generation: Through the inflammatory factors, cells are sent to the site of damage. Within a few days of the fracture, capillaries grow into the hematoma, while phagocytic cells begin to clear away the dead cells. The inflammation starts to subside as the osteoblasts (bone forming cells) and fibroblasts enter the area and being to reform bone. Fibroblasts produce collagen fibers that connect the broken bone ends, while osteoblasts start to form spongy bone. During this stage, PEMF therapy stimulates the synthesis of structural extracellular matrix proteins (which provide structural and biochemical support of surrounding cells) and initiates cascade events in the production of proteins which have a role in gene regulation and signal transduction (also known as cell signaling) of electrical potentials. There is an increase in the production of growth factors that are important for the proliferation and differentiation of osteoblastic cells (bone forming cells) enhancing the repair.

Victoria, G., Petrisor, B., Drew, B., & Dick, D. (2009). Bone stimulation for fracture healing: What′s all the fuss? Indian Journal of Orthopaedics,43(2), 117. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-5413.50844

Schemitsch, E., & Kuzyk, P. (2009). The science of electrical stimulation therapy for fracture healing. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 43(2), 127. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-5413.50846

Bony callous formation: It takes about two months for the broken bone ends to be firmly joined together after the fracture. This is similar to the endochondral formation of bone when cartilage becomes ossified; osteoblasts (bone forming cells), osteoclasts (responsible for bone reabsorption), and bone matrix are present. PEMF therapy increases the mineralization of this matrix and the calcification of bone. Calcium is upregulated, which is important in bone healing, as it has a role in the mineralization of bone and conducts the communication between cell surface receptors, antibodies, and hormones for DNA synthesis needed for bone healing. The upregulation of growth factor synthesis by PEMF therapy acts similarly to enhance bone healing. PEMF therapy works to increase the cellular matrix synthesis and gene expression, which in turn increases bone cellular proliferation and differentiation, leading to enhanced callus formation and maturation.

Griffin, M., & Bayat, A. (2011). Electrical stimulation in bone healing: critical analysis by evaluating levels of evidence. Eplasty, 11(July), e34. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21847434%0A
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=PMC3145421

Bone remodellingThe bony callus is then remodelled by osteoclasts (bone reabsorption) and osteoblasts (bone forming cells). Compact bone is added to create bone tissue that is similar to the original, unbroken bone. This remodeling can take many months; the bone may remain uneven for years. PEMF stimulates remodeling by increasing the rate of osteoblast activity.

Chalidis, B., Sachinis, N., Assiotis, A., Maccauro, G., & Graziani, F. (2011). Stimulation of Bone Formation and Fracture Healing with Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields: Biologic Responses and Clinical Implications. International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, 24(1_suppl2), 17–20. https://doi.org/10.1177/03946320110241S204

Griffin, M., & Bayat, A. (2011). Electrical stimulation in bone healing: critical analysis by evaluating levels of evidence. Eplasty, 11(July), e34. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21847434%0A
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=PMC3145421

Schemitsch, E., & Kuzyk, P. (2009). The science of electrical stimulation therapy for fracture healing. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 43(2), 127. https://doi.org/10.4103/0019-5413.50846

In summary, electromagnetic fields such as PEMF therapy help regulate and stimulate repair of fractures and increases the union rates in fractures previously refractory to healing. PEMF exerts a beneficial effect on fracture biology through several impressive mechanisms and pathways.PEMF can be considered an adjuvant, safe and non-invasive method for the treatment of bone fractures both in delayed unions or nonunions.  

The PMT Digital system is a pulsed electromagnetic field device with a peak performance of up to 3990 Gauss. Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) is a type of electromagnetic therapy in which small magnetic currents are intermittently applied to the body. Our bodies use magnetic fields to generate cellular energy and transport items across membranes. Therefore magnetic energy is required for life.

  • Does it work in other areas such as muscle tissues, circulation and neuropathy deseases?

  • Any chance it can heal a cracked tooth? Its a clean break in the gum.

    • Unfortunately not. The problem with teeth is that they are organs which have a living core with nervous system, blood supply and only a very thin outer shell. Once cracked bacteria can enter into the dentin and it’s pre programmed problems. Just coming back from the dentist because of a cracked tooth. Bit on an olive stone. He told me what I am sharing with you now.

  • Does it work for hip degeneration due to age and wear and tear?

    • Yes most certainly. Adequate supplementation so that the body has the right building material and PEMF combines are very effective.

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