Product Description

The Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field (PEMF) bone growth stimulation delivered by Physio-Stim is a safe, nonsurgical option for long bone nonunions. Physio-Stim may be worn over a cast, orthopedic brace, or clothing without lessening its effectiveness. Physio-Stim has everything you need in one compact, lightweight unit including success rates as high as 88%1, 2, and it comes with a written guarantee of healing.

Nonoperative treatment for nonunited fractures with Physio-Stim PEMF bone growth stimulation is particularly attractive to patients and physicians when:

  • Surgery presents significant risk to the patient
  • The patient does not want to undergo surgery
  • Multiple procedures have previously failed

Regardless of prior fracture management method or risk considerations - including advanced age, presence of infection or tobacco use, the Physio-Stim Bone Growth Stimulator has more than two decades of proven efficacy as an alternative method to secondary surgery for established long bone fracture nonunions.

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Indication

The Physio-Stim is indicated for the treatment of an established nonunion acquired secondary to trauma, excluding vertebrae and all flat bones where the width of the nonunion defect is less than one-half the width of the bone to be treated. A nonunion is considered to be established when the fracture site shows no visibily progressive signs of healing.

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Physician Benefits
  • 88% success rate for 0-3mm fracture gap
  • 85% success rate for 3-6mm fracture gap
  • 80% overall success rate
  • Easy to use to increase patient compliance
  • Anatomically designed for specific body parts
  • Smart technology can provide outcomes reports and hardcopy patient compliance monitoring

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Physician Support Materials
Brochures:
Video

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Clinical References:
  • Physio-Stim PMA 850007 – 02/21/86, Supplement – 12/23/86
  • Long-term Follow-up of Fracture Nonunions Treated with PEMFs. Garland, Douglas E., M.D., Moses, Barbara M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., Salyer, William, M.D.
  • Clinical Trial Data Summary: Orthofix Physio-Stim Clinical Study Full Text Article (PDF 255KB)
  • Exposure of Murine Cells to Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Rapidly Activates the mTOR Signaling Pathway. Patterson T et al. Bioelectromagnetics 27: 535-544, 2006. Science Sheet (PDF 174KB)
  • Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Rapidly Modulate Intracellular Signaling Events in Osteoblastic Cells: Comparison to Parathyroid Hormone and Insulin. Schnoke Matthew and Ronald J Midura. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 933-940, July 2007. Science Sheet (PDF 211KB)
  • Effects of BMP-2 and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) on Rat Primary Osteoblastic Cell Proliferation and Gene Expression. Selvamurugan N et al. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 1213-1220, Sep 2007. Science Sheet (PDF 129KB)
  • Bone mass is preserved in a critical-sized osteotomy by low energy pulsed electromagnetic fields as quantitated by in vivo micro-computed tomography. Michael O. Ibiwoye, Kimerly A. Powell, Mark D. Grabiner, Thomas E. Patterson, Yoshitada Sakai, Maciej Zborowski, Alan Wolfman, Ronald J. Midura. Pub Med Abstract
  • Pulsed electromagnetic field treatments enhance the healing of fibular osteotomies. Ronald J. Midura, Michael O. Ibiwoye, Kimerly A. Powell, Yoshitada Sakai, Todd Doehring, Mark D. Grabiner, Thomas E. Patterson, Maciej Zborowski, Alan Wolfman. Pub Med Abstract
     

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Patient Benefits
  • Lightweight, all-in-one unit allows unrestricted patient mobility - no separate cables, control units or battery packs.
  • Comfortably worn over clothing with or without a cast or brace, three hours per day
  • Patient friendly functionality: Instant information panel with LCDs for ongoing operational status
  • Easy buckle for on/off
  • Designed for more flexibility and comfort
  • Internal countdown shuts off automatically when three-hour daily treatment is complete

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Patient Support Materials
Brochures:
Video

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Testimonials

Three years ago I had broken both of my ankles (tali) on an all terrain vehicle. The break was extremely severe. I had broken and dislocated both bones identically. When I got to the hospital immediate surgery was performed to reduce the dislocation. From what the doctors told me the fracture that I had was very difficult to recover from. They told me the fracture had a slang name called an aviators fracture, and the recovery rate was less than 10%. The doctor that I was seeing told me about a product of yours called the Physio-Stim unit. Luckily for me your company came to the rescue. After about six months of non-union on both feet the Physio seemed to have caused the bones to start growing. Since then the recovery has completely finished. The bones that I had fractured had died due to loss of blood flow. But then were connected to by the living bone and then regenerated by creeping substitution. From what I am told and everything I have read, and all the Doctors I have seen this recovery is extremely rare. I wanted to let you and your company know how immeasurably grateful I am. I am available to answer any questions you might have about my recovery.
Terence W., patient of Dr. William Salyer, Phoenix, Arizona

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Web Resources
  1. www.bonestimulation.com - Patient Education

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Contraindications

Use of this device is contraindicated where the individual has synovial pseudarthrosis.

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Footnotes
  1. Physio-Stim PMA 850007 – 02/21/86, Supplement – 12/23/86
  2. "Long-term Follow-up of Fracture Nonunions Treated with PEMFs" – Douglas E. Garland, M.D., Barbara Moses, M.B.A., B.S.N., R.N., William Salyer, M.D.

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