Pulsed electromagnetic stimulation yields positive outcomes after lumbar spinal fusion

Published results showed patients at risk for pseudoarthrosis who received pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation as an adjunct treatment after lumbar spinal fusion had improvements in pain, function and quality of life.
Marc A. Weinstein, MD, and colleagues performed a prospective, multicenter study of 142 patients (mean age, 63.27 years) who underwent lumbar spinal fusion surgery with at least one of the following risk factors for pseudoarthrosis: prior failed fusion, multilevel fusion, nicotine use, osteoporosis or diabetes. According to the study, all enrolled patients received pulsed

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