New Article Published in the March Edition of Veterinary PracticeFebruary 25, 2014
We are delighted with our latest article on "Delayed and Non union Fractures" that has been published in Veterinary Practice. The article discusses some of the differences between delayed and non-union fractures in small animals and the treatment choices available.
New Article Published in the March Edition of Veterinary Practice.
The article discusses some of the differences between delayed and non-union fractures in small animals and the treatment choices, investigating traditional surgical approaches and some non surgical approaches that are now being used. The non-surgical methods included a discussion about a relatively new technology used ito accelerate healing of fractures in animals, low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS).
Sonivet generates low intensity pulsed ultrasound signals and is a non invasive treatment. Low intensity pulsed ultrasound signals been shown to accelerate fresh, delayed and non union fractures, enabling a faster return to normal activity, and they may also help to reduce re-injury rates. There is extensive scientific and human clinical evidence to support LIPUS and it has been shown to help with rehabilitation through being applied to the injury for 20 minutes each day.
The low intensity pulsed signal has a very lower power output compared to therapeutic ultrasound and generates no discernible heat. This means is can be safely used to treat injuries with screws, wires, or other fixations. This is a significant advantage in these difficult cases, as LIPUS can be used following surgery. The animal feels no sensation and many owners report that their pet enjoys this attention.
We would like offer our thanks to Mark Morton from Davies Veterinary Specialists, Herts. for his assistance and contribution to this article.
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