Jan 8, 2017

A blast of sound helps bones heal faster and can be used at home

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A new battery-powered device could help thousands of Britons avoid surgery for a fracture.

The gadget, which is used for 20 minutes a day at home, sends pulses of ultrasound into the bone, which scientists believe kick-starts the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

The device has just been approved by Government body NICE (the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) for hard-to-heal fractures, and it says this could save the NHS £1,164 per patient.

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