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DR ASTON SPORTS CLINIC (DASC) - A quality Sports Medicine care by a renowned experienced Consultant Sports Physician and his team of exercise therapist, physiotherapist and manual therapist. We treat elite and recreational athletes, non-athletes and even older clients for various musculoskeletal injuries and sports related medical conditions. Every client is professionally assessed and offered various options of investigations and treatment based on best practice medicine. We work with the best specialists in the region to expedite recovery.

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Address: No.6, Jalan SS2/3, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

(See Google Map) and the GPS setting is N3 0 6.693’ E 1010 36.698’. It is just 20m from Taman Bahagia LRT (see LRT-Monorail system) and off LDP Highway (exit 1108).

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Monday, 21 March 2011

Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound for bone healing

Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) is currently available as an additional tool to assist in the healing of new or non-healing fractures. Stress fractures due to repetitive overloading of joints (e.g. scaphoid bone , Tibial bone , navicular bone) and surgically treated fractures (Internal fixation) can also be treated with LIPUS.

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.

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