Ultrasound could generate bone cell growth, study says
Stony Brook University in New York has unveiled a study that indicates medium level ultrasound could animate bone-forming cells.
Stony Brook University in New York has unveiled a study that indicates medium level ultrasound could animate bone-forming cells, which could provoke overall bone growth. This might be an intriguing development for individuals who buy Hyalgan or buy Synvisc to treat their osteoporosis.
Researchers examined the impact of mechanical signals on bone-forming cells, also called osteoblasts. They hit single osteoblasts and groups of osteoblasts with acoustic radiation force for a minute at a time. The tested cells showed increases in calcium levels and maneuverability.
According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, 25 percent of all men over 50 will have a bone fracture due to osteoporosis. If you're a man over the age of 50 without access to any ultrasound devices, the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel says you should make sure to get X-rayed for the bone degenerative disease. Also, as osteoporosis is brought on by hormone reduction, exercising and plenty of vitamin D should help keep your testosterone levels up.