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Physicochemical Effect of an Electric Potential on Bone Growth

  • R. Wollast
  • M. Hinsenkamp
  • F. Burny
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Abstract

This paper is a brief review of the possible effects of an electric potential on the rate and direction of bone growth, restricted to the physicochemical process.

Keywords

Bone Growth Ionic Migration Electrophoretic Velocity Physicochemical Effect Crystal Structural Modeling 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Wollast
  • M. Hinsenkamp
  • F. Burny

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