Accession Number : ADD002113
Title : Constant Current Power Pack for Bone Healing and Method of Use.
Descriptive Note : Patent,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C
Personal Author(s) : Brighton,Carl T ; Friedenberg,Zachary B
Report Date : 22 Oct 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 6
Abstract : The invention concerns bone fracture healing through use of direct current of from 5 to 20 microamperes applied between a cathode inserted into a fracture or the site of a bone defect and an anode taped to the skin near the cathode implantation site. A power source capable of delivering such current constantly despite increasing tissue resistance also is provided.
Descriptors : *Patents, *Electric current, *Bone fractures, Therapy, Regeneration(Physiology), Healing, Orthopedics
Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE