A stress wave propagation technique for bone repair study.

National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India.
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (Impact Factor: 2.23). 11/1990; 37(10):1014-7. DOI: 10.1109/10.102815
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ABSTRACT The diagnosis of bone fracture and its rate of healing still remains a problem among orthopedic surgeons. An acoustic technique based on stress-wave propagation is developed. The technique is used on laboratory experimental in vitro bones, as well as on in vivo (human) bones, to diagnose a fracture. The rate of healing of the fracture is also studied. The technique developed is quick, economical, reliable, portable, and safe for both the patient and the operator.

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