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  • December 2007 | Volume 20 - Issue 12
    By Glenn Weinraub, DPM, FACFAS
    13,605 reads | 0 comments | 12/03/07
    Approximately 6 million extremity fractures occur in the United States each year. Five to 10 percent of these fractures will go on to delayed or nonunion. In regard to lost wages and additional treatment for delayed and nonunions, this translates into an annual economic loss to the United States of $3 to $6 billion. One of the vexing and controversial issues related to the use of electric bone stimulation regards the actual definition of when a delayed or a nonunion occurs. The historic definition of a nonunion by the FDA was that of osseous discontinuity of nine months’ ... continue reading