About Bone Growth Stimulation
Some patients who experience bone injuries and spinal fusion surgery have difficulty healing. In many of these cases, there are certain health factors that may have impaired the natural healing process of the bones.
When this occurs in patients with fractures, doctors may diagnose the condition as a nonunion, meaning the fracture has failed to show evidence of healing. Similarly, when this occurs in patients who have undergone spinal fusion surgery, doctors may determine that additional treatment options are necessary to get the vertebrae of the spine to properly fuse.
To help overcome these healing challenges, doctors commonly prescribe a treatment
The devices stimulate the natural healing process of bone by sending low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to the injury or fusion site.
called bone growth stimulation, also known as osteogenesis stimulation.
When bone is broken or bent, it generates an electrical field. This low-level electrical field
is part of the body’s natural process that stimulates bone healing. When this healing process fails to occur naturally, bone growth stimulation can be used to help the process.1-3
Orthofix bone growth (osteogenesis) stimulation devices provide a safe, noninvasive treatment that helps promote healing in fractured bones and spinal fusions that have not healed or have difficulty healing. The devices stimulate the bone's natural healing process by sending low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to the injury or fusion site.4-9