PEMF Studies

PEMF Therapy for Bone Fractures

  • Bone fractures are a common injury affecting individuals of all ages, characterized by a partial or complete break in the continuity of the bone. Such injuries can result from various causes, including accidents, falls, or diseases that weaken the bones, like osteoporosis. The healing process for fractures involves several physiological stages, aiming to restore the bone's integrity and function.

  • In this context, PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy for Bone Fractures emerges as an innovative, non-invasive adjunct treatment. By delivering electromagnetic pulses to the affected area, PEMF therapy stimulates cellular repair mechanisms, potentially accelerating the bone healing process and reducing recovery time.


  • Bone fractures occur when the physical force exerted on the bone is stronger than the bone itself. Depending on the severity, fractures can be classified into various types, including simple, compound, comminuted, and stress fractures, each requiring a specific approach to management and healing. The body’s natural healing response involves inflammation, bone production, and remodeling, processes that can be enhanced through proper support and treatment.

How PEMF Therapy Can Help

  • PEMF Therapy has shown promising results in supporting the healing of bone fractures. The therapy works by emitting electromagnetic fields that penetrate the skin and bone, stimulating the electrical charge of bone cells, which is essential for regrowth and repair. Clinical studies have demonstrated that PEMF therapy can effectively increase bone formation, reduce pain, and decrease healing time, especially in non-union fractures, where bones fail to heal properly.

  • The therapy's ability to enhance calcium uptake and increase the activity of osteoblasts (bone-forming cells) suggests its utility as a valuable tool in fracture management. For individuals recovering from bone fractures, incorporating PEMF therapy could significantly impact rehabilitation outcomes, fostering faster and more effective healing.

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  • Bassett, C. A., Mitchell, S. N., & Schink-Ascani, M. (1982) This study investigated the effects of PEMF on delayed unions and non-unions in long bone fractures. The authors found that treatment with PEMF resulted in a high success rate of healing, with 81.8% of the non-unions treated uniting successfully.

  • Sharrard, W. J. (1990) This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial examined the effects of PEMF on the healing of tibial fractures. The study found that patients treated with PEMF experienced faster fracture healing compared to the control group.

  • Hannemann, P. F., Mommers, E. H., Schots, J. P., Brink, P. R., & Poeze, M. (2014) This systematic review and meta-analysis evaluated the effectiveness of PEMF in the treatment of acute fractures. The authors concluded that PEMF therapy led to a significantly higher rate of healing compared to the control group, indicating its potential in enhancing fracture repair.

  • Aaron, R. K., Wang, S., & Ciombor, D. M. (2002) This review article discussed the effects of PEMF on osteogenesis and bone healing. The authors highlighted the various cellular and molecular mechanisms by which PEMF promotes bone formation and repair, including increased blood flow, enhanced cellular activity, and the regulation of gene expression.

  • Tabrah, F., Hoffmeier, M., Gilbert, F., Batkin, S., & Bassett, C. A. (1990) This study investigated the effects of PEMF on bone density in a group of patients with osteoporosis. The authors found that patients treated with PEMF experienced significant improvements in bone density compared to the control group, suggesting that PEMF therapy could be beneficial for individuals with osteoporosis.