Orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. have used Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields therapy

Orthopedic Surgeons focus on all things musculoskeletal by definition. With pulsed electro magnetic field therapy offering so many healing benefits for the body, it is a great treatment to couple with orthopedic practices. In an interview with Dr. C. Andrew L. Bassett, he notes that approximately 10,000 of the 12,000-plus orthopedic surgeons in the U.S. have used pulsed electromagnetic fields on at least one patient. This adds up to around 65,000 patients nationwide.

Not only can PEMF provide relief for newer or chronic injuries, but it can also be used as an aid during surgery recovery. 

Chronic Injuries

PEMF can be used as an electrotherapeutic treatment in these cases. When pulsed electro magnetic field therapy is applied to an area of chronic pain it can increase the circulation which will reduce inflammation, regenerate damaged tissue, and decrease intensity of pain itself. This can be used following the onset of a ‘flare up’ to target sources of discomfort. 

New Injuries

PEMF therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation and pain in new injuries while also improving overall healing time. For an injury that does not require surgery, pulsed electro magnetic field therapy can be a great way to promote healing and reduce recovery time. We touch on this in our “Does PEMF Therapy Work” blog. 

Surgery Recovery

Surgery recovery can be joined with the ‘new injury’ sector as it is a fresh wound to the body that needs support. There can be many weeks to months of rehabilitation required with some orthopedic related procedures. Pairing PEMF with recovery can improve pain levels, inflammation and healing time. 

Conclusion

If you are suffering from orthopedic related injuries or discomfort, looking into pulsed electro magnetic field therapy could be a great source of relief for these ailments. Pulsed Harmonix offers a selection of professional devices and options for at-home use. For more information, contact us