Clin Orthop Relat Res 2020 Aug;478(8):1922-1935
Y. Kumabe, T. Fukui, S. Takahara, Y. Kuroiwa, M. Arakura, K. Oe, T. Oda, K. Sawauchi, T. Matsushita, T. Matsumoto, S. Hayashi, R. Kuroda, T. Niikura, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.
Background: Distraction osteogenesis has been broadly used to treat various structural bone deformities and defects. However, prolonged healing time remains a major problem. Various approaches including the use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound, parathyroid hormone, and bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) have been studied to shorten the treatment period with limited success. Read More