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Introduction

  • Hans-Georg Knoch
  • Winfried Klug
Chapter

Abstract

We may define a traumatic bone fracture as a wound of the osseous tissue. Varying amounts of time are required for a wound to heal — less in soft tissues, more in bone. In the past 100 years a great many attempts have been made to accelerate the process of fracture healing. Unlike the healing of soft-tissue wounds, fracture healing requires the immobilization of entire body parts, prolonged inactivity, and the associated prolonged suspension or restriction of normal work and recreational activities.

Keywords

Bone Tissue Electrical Energy Fracture Healing Callus Formation Recreational Activity 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Georg Knoch
    • 1
  • Winfried Klug
    • 1
  1. 1.Zentrale Hochschulpoliklink Medizinische Akademie „Carl-Gustav-Carus“DresdenGermany

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