SOURCES OF CLINICAL STUDIES AND POSITIVE EVIDENCE FOR THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF PULSED MAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY
The following links have been offered as a preliminary list of sources for clinical evidence on the efficacy of pulsed magnetic therapy with two stipulations. One, that it is by no means an exhaustive list and will be added to as time goes on and more scientific articles are located, and two, it focuses on those studies which relate most to the therapeutic concerns of horses and other animals as they can be illustrated by various clinical studies. It is obvious that most such animals make poor subjects as they are unable to report subjective responses or are not subject to strict control as are smaller mammals that are used for experiments. However, much good info can be gleaned.
We have left out some very interesting studies on the effect of pulsed magnetic therapy on conditions that do not as a rule affect horses etc. as much as the more common soft tissue injuries and non union fractures. However, this information is available if requested. We have quoted the conclusions from the abstract where possible to save time. If deeper research is needed, it may be necessary to subscribe to one of the science sources in order to review the entire paper in some cases.
Most importantly, it should be remembered that not all pulsed magnetic field therapy is the same. There are manifold variables in the design and construction of these devices as can be seen from comparing the range from the Papimi machine to the smaller hand held units. Price can reflect the degree of sophistication but not always. We believe our machine is at the top of the range in effectiveness and below the mid range in cost. We welcome your due diligence, as it will make us look very good indeed.
Following this list of clinical studies is a list of some other pulsed magnetic devices to offer you a comparison and save you some time searching them out.
PULSED MAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY FOR TIBIAL NON-UNION
The high proportion of fractures uniting in the control group suggests that conservative management of non-union is effective and this may explain much of the success attributed to pulsed magnetic field therapy.
Pulsed magnetic field therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee--a double-blind sham-controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: In patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee, PMF treatment can reduce impairment in activities of daily life and improve knee function.
PULSED ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THERAPY OF PERSISTENT ROTATOR CUFF TENDINITIS
At the end of the study 19 (65%) of the 29 patients were symptomless and 5 others much improved. PEMF therapy may thus be useful in the treatment of severe and persistent rotator cuff and possibly other chronic tendon lesions.
A double-blind trial of pulsed electromagnetic fields for delayed union of tibial fractures.
It was concluded that pulsed electromagnetic fields significantly influence healing in tibial fractures with delayed union.
Effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields on articular hyaline cartilage: review of experimental and clinical studies: Abstract
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common disorder of the musculoskeletal system and is a consequence of mechanical and biological events that destabilize tissue homeostasis in articular joints. Therefore, there is a strong rationale supporting the in vivo use of biophysical stimulation with PEMFs for the treatment of OA. In the present paper some recent experimental in vitro and in vivo data on the effect of PEMFs on articular cartilage were reviewed. These data strongly support the clinical use of PEMFs in OA patients.
Pulsed Magnetic Field Therapy Increases Tensile Strength in a Rat Achilles Tendon Repair Model
The application of electromagnetic fields, configured to enhance Ca2+ binding in the growth factor cascades involved in tissue healing, achieved a marked increase of tensile strength at the repair site in this animal model. If similar effects occur in humans, rehabilitation could begin earlier and the risk of developing adhesions or rupturing the tendon in the early postoperative period could be reduced.
The effects of Diapulse on the healing of wounds: a double-blind randomised controlled trial in man
Approximately twice as many patients were healed in seven days where active treatment was given as opposed to those receiving placebo treatment.
The strictest criteria of clinical and statistical analysis were used and the results were found to be clinically and statistically significant.
Effectiveness of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in the management of osteoarthritis of the knee: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsConclusion: Pulsed electromagnetic fields improve clinical scores and function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee and should be considered as adjuvant therapies in their management. There is still equipoise of evidence for an effect on pain in the current literature.
A portable pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) device to enhance healing of recalcitrant venous ulcers: a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial
DOUBLE BLIND TRIAL OF THE EFFECT OF PMFT ON OSTERARTHRITIS
Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields in Experimental Cutaneous Wound Healing in Rats
The results suggest a significant beneficial stimulation in the wound healing process in rats treated with PEMF, which could lead to the development of a practical tool for research and clinical use.
Noninvasive up-regulation of angiopoietin-2 and fibroblast growth factor-2 in bone marrow by pulsed electromagnetic field therapy
CONCLUSION: The angiogenesis-promoting function of PEMF may contribute to its mechanism to noninvasively accelerate bone fracture healing
PMT IN TREATMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE KNEE AND CERVICAL SPINE
PMT AND INTERBODY LUMBER FUSIONS
Conclusions. These pilot data demonstrate that directing PEMF to refractory feet can provide unexpected shortterm analgesic effects in more than 50% of individuals.
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