We are often asked if it is safe to use PEMF if there are metal implants in the body after a hip or knee replacement or after a fracture repair.
Nowadays exclusively medical grade titanium alloys are used for implants including stents, screws, plates, clips, rods, wires, posts etc.
Here are the reasons why medical titanium materials are used for implants because they are
Biocompatible (non-toxic AND not rejected by the body)
Osseo-integrated (the joining of bone with artificial implant)
Flexibility and elasticity similar to human bone
The high strength-to-weight ratio and its corrosion resistance combined with non-toxicity and its ability to avoid corrosion from bodily fluids, titanium has become the metal of choice in medicine.
Titanium is also very durable and long-lasting. When titanium rods, plates and pins are inserted into the body, they can last for decades and in dentistry even longer.
Another benefit of using titanium in medicine is its non-ferromagnetic property, which allows patients with titanium implants to be safely examined with MRI and treated with PEMF.
PEMF therapy, provided it has sufficient intensity, improves quality and speeds up the bonding process to the artificial implant [osseo-integration] and anchors the implant firmly into place.
The amount of ferromagnetic material in implants is close to zero or non-existent and the high intensity level of pulsed electromagnetic fields will not cause any form of magnetizing or temperature increase of any sort in the implant.
Curatron PEMF systems are in wide use for people with implants, including after a hip or knee replacement and dental implants.
PEMF applied with Curatron around metal implants will improve bodily bonding to the implant and make the implant stronger anchored in the body while relieving pain at the same time!