By David O. Carpenter, Sinerik Ayrapetyan
Contemporary matters over the prospective dangers of electric and magnetic fields in the house and place of work are comprehensively addressed inside this publication. The chapters include designated learn at the organic results of electrical and magnetic fields, and proof for and opposed to any interplay of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and the organic systems.
- The relative possibility of publicity to EMFs
- Putative behavioral and neural results of EMFs
- EMF results on cells
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The endoprosthesis was removed and a knee fusion attempted, using femoral and tibial pins connected by an external compression frame. Bony union had not occurred after a year. The compression frame and pins were left in place and PEMFs added as the sole change in her treatment program. (B) X ray 1 year after the compression frame and pins were removed. The patient was healed clinically and by X ray 6 months after starting PEMFs. The pathologic state is quite similar to a non-union. The gap, formerly occupied by the joint, is bridged by soft tissue (fibrocartilage, fibrous tissue, or mixtures).
Use is determined by mechanism of action, not by anatomical site or condition, as long as the mechanism is targeted at correcting the underlying pathologic process. Until a similar approach is applied to PEMFs, patients with disorders that could benefit from their use will suffer inordinate delays. Therapeutic decisions should be made by an informed medical community. In fact, both the drug and device laws passed by Congress mandate that these decisions be left to the physician's responsibility.
1982). Of all the various pathologic states that can cause a failure of joint fusion, a Charcot joint is the most challenging. Charcot joints frequently are caused by neuropathies, such as those associated with uncontrolled diabetes or chronic alcoholism. As sensory function of peripheral nerves is compromised by extra- and endoneural "scarring," the stage is set for rapid joint destruc- 32 Andrew Bassett tion. Unbridled osteoclastic resorption of subarticular bone results in fragmentation of the joint surface.