Does low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) accelerate bone healing?

  • Does low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) accelerate recovery in adults and children who have experienced bone fractures or osteotomy (cutting of a bone)? An expert panel produced recommendations [1] based on a linked systematic review triggered by a large multicentre randomised trial in adults with tibial fracture.

 

  • On the same topic, Dr. K Raum recently summarized the evidence for and against the effectiveness of LIPUS for bone fracture healing at the 2018 annual convention of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Watch the full presentation here.

[1] Low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) for bone healing: a clinical practice Guideline. BMJ 2017 (Published 21 February 2017)