What is the role of electrical stimulation in the treatment of pars interarticularis injury?

Updated: Jan 22, 2019
  • Author: Gerard A Malanga, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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The use of external electrical stimulation for the healing of spondylolysis has been reported in 2 cases in the literature. Electrical stimulation has been used to heal fractures in all areas of the body. Although the literature supports the efficacy of electrical stimulation in healing fractures, the use of electrical stimulation for healing of spondylosis is not well studied and generally not necessary. [71]


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