A new study by Professor Ludger Gerdesmeyer investigates the use of EMTT in bone healing. For many patients with non-unions or those needing to regain use of the bone in a short period, such as professional athletes, EMTT seems to provide impressive assistance. We summarise the paper below, however the full paper can be read here.
Short-acting electromagnetic impulses, known as pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy, are used for non-invasive treatment of soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, and degeneration. Previous studies have shown that PEMF therapy stimulates bone tissue by promoting cell proliferation, extracellular matrix production, and inhibiting inflammation. The FDA has approved PEMF therapy for various health conditions.
Recent studies have shown that shorter treatment durations per day can be effective in stimulating bone growth. Different PEMF devices and technologies have been designed, but most clinical trials have not proven their efficacy in bone healing. The strength of the electromagnetic field, known as effective transduction power, is an important parameter in PEMF therapy.