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Effect of extremely low frequency magnetic field in prevention of spinal cord injury-induced osteoporosis

Jayanand Manjhi, PhD, et al.

Figure 3. Effect of spinal cord injury (SCI) (interrupted line with filled square) on locomotion as indicated by Basso, Beattie, and Bresnahan (BBB) score (mean ?? standard deviation) compared with sham operated group (uninterrupted line). Beneficial effect of exposure to magnetic field (MF) is clear (interrupted line with filled triangles). *Comparison of SCI group and MF-exposed SCI (SCI+MF) group versus sham group. –Comparison between SCI group versus SCI+MF group. p < 0.001.

Spinal cord injury (SCI)-induced osteoporosis is reported as one of the most rapid and severe forms of osteoporosis. Electromagnetic stimulation has shown to be effective in aiding bone healing in a variety of orthopedic conditions and provides a base of benefits for osteoporosis therapy. We report the efficacy of extremely low frequency magnetic field (ELF-MF) on SCI-induced bone loss. Our results suggest that chronic (2 h/d ?? 8 wk) exposure to ELF-MF is effective in attenuating SCI-induced osteoporosis.

Volume 50 Number 1, 2013
   Pages 17 — 30


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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Manjhi J, Kumar S, Behari J, Mathur R. Effect of extremely low frequency magnetic field in prevention of spinal cord injury-induced osteoporosis. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013;50(1):17–30.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1682/JRRD.2011.12.0248
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