Low intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote fracture healing (IPG374)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Low intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote fracture healing.
Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound aims to speed up fracture healing in broken bones by stimulating bone cells to grow and repair. This involves a short daily treatment using an ultrasound probe that is placed on the skin at the site of the fracture.
This procedure is outside the scope of the OPCS-4 classification.
The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS. The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided. www.connectingforhealth.co.uk/clinicalcoding
- IPG374 Low intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote fracture healing: guidance (web format)
- Low intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote fracture healing: consultation comments table
- Low intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote fracture healing - Equality Impact Assessment
- Low intensity pulsed ultrasound for promotion of fracture healing - Consultation Document
- Low intensity pulsed ultrasound for promotion of fracture healing - Overview
This page was last updated: 21 February 2012
- Web format
- Full Guidance (PDF)
- IPG374 Helpu toriad esgyrn i wella drwy ddefnyddio uwchsain pwls dwysedd isel: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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