Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Influence of gravitational therapy on reparative osteogenesis in patients with osteomyelitis of lower extremities

Year: 2010, volume 6 Issue: №3 Pages: 695-700
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Original article
Authors: Kotelnikov G.P., Sonis A.G.
Organization: Samara State Medical University

The article provides a comparative analysis of reparative osteogenesis in 105 patients with diffuse osteomyelitis of lower extremities, covering bone in diameter totally or subtotally. In complex treatment 51 patients have experienced gravitational therapy (study group), 54 patients have been treated by standard methods (control group). The study was conducted in clinics of Samara State Medical University. Gravitational therapy is a new noninvasive method of physiotherapy, first used in the treatment of patients with osteomyelitis. It is noted that the inclusion of gravitational therapy in complex treatment contributes to the consolidation of bone fragments, accelerates о ste о reparative processes in the regenerate bone formed in the zone of the defect in osteosynthesis in apparatus for external fixation. Past radionuclide study of the skeleton showed that the gravitational therapy positively affects the blood supply to the area osteomyelitic defeat, activates and improves bone metabolism. Osteodensimetric studies have shown that under the influence of gravitational therapy there was an increase in bone mineral density of the lower extremities, especially with the affected side, which was not observed in patients of control group. Gravitational therapy is an effective method of influence on reparative osteogenesis in patients with osteomyelitis of lower extremities

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