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. To help overcome healing challenges, doctors commonly prescribe a treatment called bone growth therapy, otherwise known as bone growth stimulation.
Orthofix Bone Growth Therapy 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 in patients like Tamie by sending low-level pulses of electromagnetic energy to the injury or fusion site.
Although Tamie was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was young, it wasn’t until she was in her mid-twenties that her back pain really became unbearable to live with. Following Tamie’s spine fusion surgeries, her physician prescribed the SpinalStim™ Bone Growth Therapy device to help promote the bone-healing process. Today, Tamie spends most weekends as a triathlete, participating in endurance sports and open-water swimming.Learn More about Bone Growth Therapies