The effect of intermittent pneumatic compression on fracture healing.

Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Continuously increased venous pressure has been shown to enhance bone growth, stimulate fracture healing, and prevent bone loss, but also causes soft-tissue breakdown as a result of chronic edema. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that intermittently increased venous pressure improves fracture healing without injuring soft tissue.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hewitt, JD; Harrelson, JM; Dailiana, Z; Guilak, F; Fink, C

Published Date

  • July 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 371 - 376

PubMed ID

  • 16003194

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0890-5339


  • eng

Citation Source

  • PubMed