Studies have indicated that it may heal fractures up to 38% faster* and reduce delayed unions by 83%. The daily 20 minutes treatment for several weeks increases frowth factors critical to bone healing process, including BMP-7, Alkaline Phosphotase and VEGF.
Talk to your surgeon or sports physician about the various options of treatment and you may find LIPUS helpful for your early return to sports. Every treatment should go along with a carefully designed rehabilitation program monitored by a physiotherapist or sports doctor.
*Heckman JD et al Acceleration of tibial fracture-healing by non-invasive low intensity pulsed ultrasound. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1994 Jan:76(1):26-34.
*Kristensen et al Accelerated healing of distal radial fractures with the use of specific, low intensity ultrasound. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1997 Jul;79(7):961-973.