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