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Stimulators, Electrical, Bone Growth, Implantable

Definition : Electrical bone-growth stimulators that consist of an implanted electric generator and electrodes. These stimulators usually include a cathode wire that is placed through surgically made holes in the bone and that is either threaded across the fracture or coiled and secured in the bone. They also include an anodic capsule placed under the skin that includes the battery and electric circuitry needed to deliver constant current through the bone.

UMDC code : 18482

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