Necessity of Electric Standardization of Surgical Implants

  • T. Cieszyński
Conference paper


In clinical studies I have occasionally noticed some interesting phenomena related to the bioelectric influences of surgical implants. Using these phenomena, my co-workers and I (1–3) showed on the same individual opposite influences of positive and negative electric polarization: the simultaneous stimulation of biologic growth and repair by positive electric polarization and its retardation by negative electric polarization.


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