Effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields on human osteoblast cultures

Alessandro Sgambato, Simona Barnaba, Rocco Papalia, Laura Ruzzini, Nicola Maffulli, Vincenzo Denaro

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Exogenous electromagnetic fields (EMFs) affect bone metabolism, but the mechanisms responsible for this phenomenon are unclear. Pulsed EMFs (PEMFs) can be effective in the management of congenital pseudarthrosis or delayed union or non-union of fractures. We investigated the effects of PEMFs used in clinical practice on human osteoblast cultures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalPhysiotherapy research international : the journal for researchers and clinicians in physical therapy
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Alkaline Phosphatase
  • Cell Count
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Cells, Cultured
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Humans
  • Osteoblasts
  • Time Factors


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