PEMF Studies

PEMF Therapy for Pseudoarthrosis

  • Pseudoarthrosis, often referred to as nonunion, is a condition where a bone fracture fails to heal properly after an extended period, leading to persistent pain and instability in the affected area. This can occur due to several factors, including inadequate stabilization, poor blood supply to the fracture site, or infection. Pseudoarthrosis can significantly impact an individual's mobility and quality of life, making effective treatment crucial.

  • Among the treatment options, PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy for Pseudoarthrosis offers a non-invasive, innovative approach. By employing electromagnetic fields to stimulate bone growth and repair, PEMF therapy aims to promote the healing of nonunion fractures, offering a complementary solution to traditional treatments like surgery or bone grafting.


  • The development of pseudoarthrosis is typically associated with factors that disrupt the normal bone healing process. These can include the severity and location of the fracture, the presence of underlying health conditions (such as diabetes or osteoporosis), smoking, and inadequate immobilization of the fracture. When these factors interfere with the healing process, it can result in a failure of the bone ends to unite, leading to pseudoarthrosis.

How PEMF Therapy Can Help

  • PEMF Therapy has been explored for its potential to support the healing of nonunion fractures by enhancing bone regeneration and reducing inflammation at the fracture site. The therapy’s electromagnetic fields can encourage the body's natural bone healing processes, potentially increasing the rate of bone growth and helping to overcome the challenges of pseudoarthrosis. Clinical studies and patient experiences have indicated that PEMF therapy can be effective in treating nonunion fractures, leading to improved outcomes and reduced need for invasive procedures.

  • While PEMF therapy should complement, not replace, standard care practices, it offers a valuable adjunctive treatment option for individuals with pseudoarthrosis. For those seeking innovative approaches to enhance fracture healing, PEMF therapy could provide significant benefits.

  • Explore our PEMF Devices, to find out more about this technology.


  • J.S. Kort, et al., Congenital Pseudoarthrosis of the Tibia: Treatment with Pulsing Electromagnetic Fields, Clin Orthop, (165), May 1982, p. 124-137.

  • C.A. Bassett, Congenital Pseudarthroses of the Tibia: Treatment with Pulsing Electromagnetic Fields, Clin Orthop, (154), January-February 1981, p. 136-148.

  • C.A. Bassett, A Non-operative Salvage of Surgically resistant Pseudarthroses and Non-unions Pulsing Electromagnetic Fields. A Preliminary Report, Clin Orthop, May 1977, p. 128-143.

  • C.A. Bassett M. Schink-Ascani, Long-term Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Results in Congenital Pseudarthrosis, Calcif Tissue Int, 49(3), September 1991, p. 216-220.