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Electric bone growth stimulation

Electric bone growth stimulation

  • Used to facilitate healing process
    • Increase calcium uptake
    • Activate intracellular calcium stores
    • Increase bone growth factor production
  • Non-invasive, semi-invasive, and invasive methods

Drug therapy

  • Central and peripheral muscle relaxants
    • Carisoprodol (Soma)
    • Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)
    • Methocarbamol (Robaxin)
  • Tetanus and diphtheria toxoid
  • Bone-penetrating antibiotics

Nutritional therapy

  • Increase protein (1 g/kg of body weight)
  • Increase Vitamins (B, C, D)
  • Increase calcium, phosphorus , and magnesium
  • Increase fluid (2000-3000 mL/day)
  • Increase fiber with fruits and vegetables prevent constipation
  • Body jacket and hip spica cast patients: six small meals a day