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Electrical stimulation to promote osseointegration of bone anchoring implants: a topical review

By Kirstin Ahmed

We compared the efforts to enhance the bone healing process at the bone-implant interface with electrical stimulation. The main focus was on comparing used electrical stimulation parameters. The result discloses nonuniform protocols, as well as inconsistencies and incomplete reporting in the use of stimulation parameters. The majority of studies report beneficial outcomes of bone healing when using electrical stimulation, however optimal stimulation parameters are not yet thoroughly investigated which is an important step towards clinical translation of this concept.