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Is decimeter wave therapy a better choice for sciatic nerve regeneration?

Neural Regeneration Research

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Drug treatment, electric stimulation and decimeter wave therapy have been shown to promote the repair and regeneration of the peripheral nerves at the injured site. Feng Zhao and colleagues from Hebei Medical University investigated the effects of intraoperative electric stimulation and decimeter waves on sciatic nerve regeneration in a Mackinnon's model of rat sciatic nerve compression. These results, published in the Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 21, 2013) verified that intraoperative electric stimulation and decimeter wave therapy contributed to the regeneration and the recovery of the functions in the compressed nerves.

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Article: " Electric stimulation and decimeter wave therapy improve the recovery of injured sciatic nerves," by Feng Zhao1, Wei He2, Yingze Zhang2, Dehu Tian2, Hongfang Zhao2, Kunlun Yu2, Jiangbo Bai2 (1 Department of Orthopedics, the First Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050031, Hebei Province, China; 2 Department of Hand Surgery, the Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050051, Hebei Province, China)

Zhao F, He W, Zhang YZ, Tian DH, Zhao HF, Yu KL, Bai JB. Electric stimulation and decimeter wave therapy improve the recovery of injured sciatic nerves. Neural Regen Res. 2013;8(21):1974-1984.

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