Next Steps

 

 

 

Is bone growth therapy right for you?

 

 

 

Doctors may prescribe bone growth therapy, commonly known as bone growth stimulation, for patients who are experiencing bone healing complications or exhibit risk factors that can impede healing. If you are concerned that your fracture or spinal fusion is not healing or if you have reason to believe that you have a risk factor that will make it difficult for you to heal, it is important to speak with your doctor, who can diagnose your condition and prescribe treatment.

Among others, physicians may prescribe a bone growth therapy device when a patient has poor bone healing. Common bone healing risk factors include:

  • Smoking/tobacco use
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Multilevel fusions
  • Medication that depletes bone
  • Spondylolisthesis (Grade 2+)
  • Allograft (bone graft) use
 

 

 

 

Talking with your insurance provider

 

 

 

Every insurance policy defines its terms of coverage for bone growth therapy. To discuss coverage with your insurance company, we recommend that you become familiar with your individual policy terms and limitations. Orthofix is committed to assisting you in the verification of your insurance eligibility and benefit coverage.

If an insurance plan denies authorization or payment of a claim, it may be because they do not understand why the treatment is medically necessary and how it meets their criteria for coverage. Appealing your denial may be a worthwhile strategy, and Orthofix can help patients navigate through this denial and appeal process.

Patients can get help by calling our Patient Services team at (800) 535-4492 or emailing them at patientservices@orthofix.com.

For more questions regarding your coverage, please refer to our FAQ or our Patient Insurance Guide.

 

 

 

 

What to expect after bone growth therapy is prescribed

 

 

 

If your doctor prescribes an Orthofix bone growth therapy device, an Orthofix representative will contact you to schedule an appointment – either at the doctor’s office or at your home to explain the benefits of the device, how it works, insurance requirements and to ensure that it is properly fitted.

For a complete guide of what to expect after a device has been prescribed for you, watch our Patient Fitting Video.