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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 215--219

Effect of static magnetic field on experimental dermal wound strength

1 Department of General Surgery, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Pathology, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey

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Mehmet Haberal
Department of General Surgery, Baskent University, Cad. No: 77 Kat: 4 Bahcelievler, 06490 Ankara
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.101281

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Context: An animal model. Aim: We sought to evaluate the effect of static magnetic fields on cutaneous wound healing. Materials and Methods: Male Wistar rats were used. Wounds were created on the backs of all rats. Forty of these animals (M group) had NeFeB magnets placed in contact with the incisions, either parallel (Pa) and perpendicular (Pr) to the incision. The other 40 animals (sham [S] group) had nonmagnetized NeFeB bars placed in the same directions as the implanted animals. Half of the animals in each group were killed and assessed for healing on postoperative day 7 and the other half on postoperative day 14. The following assessments were done: gross healing, mechanical strength, and histopathology. Statistical Analysis Used: Intergroup differences were compared by using the Mann-Whitney U or t test. Values for P less than 0.05 were accepted as significant. Results and Conclusions: There were no differences between the magnetic and sham animals with respect to gross healing parameters. The mechanical strength was different between groups. On postoperative day 14, the MPr14 had significantly higher scores than the other groups. When static, high-power, magnetic fields are placed perpendicular to the wound, increased wound healing occurs in the skin of the experimental model.


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