Abstract

Evidence-based recommendations on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing in adults. This involves using an ultrasound probe on the skin at the site of the fracture.

This guidance, along with NICE interventional procedures guidance on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing (IPG622) and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures (IPG623), updates and replaces guidance on low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote fracture healing (IPG374).

Next review: this guidance will be reviewed if there is new evidence or safety concerns.

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