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Table 1 Summary of study characteristics of included trials

From: Effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound on distraction osteogenesis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Study Sample size Bonelocation Mean age Mean distraction gap (cm) Distraction rate (mm/day) LIPUS duration LIPUS dose (min/day)
LIPUS Control
Tsumaki N [44] 21 21 Tibia 68 0.5 1 Until healing 20
El-Mowafi HM [18] 10 10 Tibia 35 6.1 1 Until healing 20
Schortinghuis J [21] 4 4 Mandible 65 0.66 1 5 weeks 20
Schortinghuis J [20] 5 4 Mandible 56 0.51 1 7 weeks 20
Dudda M [15] 16 20 Tibia 39 6.6 Unclear Until healing 20
Salem KH [19] 12 9 Tibia 30 7.9 1 Until healing 20
Simpson AH [22] 32 30 Tibia 37 4. cm 0.75 Until healing 20
  1. LIPUS low-intensity pulsed ultrasound