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Attempt to stimulate longitudinal growth in the dog by mechanical vibration

  • R. A. Elson
  • N. H. Watts
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Abstract

The effect of mechanical longitudinal vibration on growth in length of the bones of the foreleg in young puppies has been investigated in seven animals. No conclusive effect was demonstrated using 20 Hz and an amplitude of 4–6 mm and applied 1·6–2 h/day for 67–89 days. Reports on other mechanical methods are also inconclusive.

Keywords

Bone growth Vibration 

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© IFMBE 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Elson
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. H. Watts
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Orthopaetic DepartmentNorthern General HospitalSheffieldEngland
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of SheffieldEngland

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