INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY, vol.4, no.41, pp.1184-1190, 2023 (SCI-Expanded)
SUMMARY: Peripheral nerve damage is a significant clinical problem that can lead to severe complications in patients. Regarding
the regeneration of peripheral nerves, it is crucial to use experimental animals' nerves and use different evaluation methods. Epineural or
perineural suturing is the gold standard in treating sciatic nerve injury, but nerve repair is often unsuccessful. This study aimed to
investigate the neuroregenerative effects of magnetotherapy and bioresonance in experimental animals with sciatic nerve damage. In this
study, 24 female Wistar rats were divided into 7 groups (n=6) as follows: Group 1 (Control), Group 2 (Axonotmesis control), Group 3
(Anastomosis control), Group 4 (Axonotmesis + magnetotherapy), Group 5 (Anastomosis + magnetotherapy), Group 6 (Axonotmesis +
bioresonance), Group 7 (Anastomosis + bioresonance). Magnetotherapy and bioresonance treatments were applied for 12 weeks.
Behavioural tests and EMG tests were performed at the end of the 12th week. Then the rats were sacrificed, and a histopathological
evaluation was made. The statistical significance level was taken as 5 % in the calculations, and the SPSS (IBM SPSS for Windows,
ver.21) statistical package program was used for the calculations. Statistically significant results were obtained in animal behaviour tests,
EMG, and pathology groups treated with magnetotherapy. There was no statistically significant difference in the groups treated with
bioresonance treatment compared to the control groups. Muscle activity and nerve repair occurred in experimental animals with acute
peripheral nerve damage due to 12 weeks of magnetotherapy, and further studies should support these results.
KEY WORDS: Bioresonance; EMG; Magnetotheraphy; Nerve regeneration; Sciatic nerve.