Spinal Bone Growth Stimulators: Accelerating Fusion and Healing

Spinal bone growth stimulators are innovative medical devices that harness the power of electrical or electromagnetic fields to enhance bone healing after spinal fusion surgery or fractures. These non-invasive or minimally invasive treatments have been FDA-approved and are clinically proven to promote faster and more reliable bone growth, leading to improved outcomes for patients.

How Do Spinal Bone Growth Stimulators Work?

Spinal bone growth stimulators work by applying a low-level electrical or electromagnetic field directly to the fusion site or fracture. This stimulation mimics the body's natural electrical signals that regulate bone healing, effectively kick-starting and accelerating the bone regeneration process.

There are two main types of spinal bone growth stimulators:

1. Non-invasive devices are worn externally, typically as a lightweight brace or wrap that is placed directly over the treatment area. These devices use either capacitive coupling (CC) or pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) to deliver the stimulation.

2. Minimally invasive or implantable devices are surgically placed inside the body, often during the fusion surgery. These devices provide a more targeted and consistent delivery of electrical stimulation to the fusion site.



Benefits of Using Spinal Bone Growth Stimulators

Spinal bone growth stimulators offer several key benefits for patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery or recovering from fractures:

  • Accelerated bone healing and fusion: Studies have shown that electrical and electromagnetic stimulation can significantly reduce the time required for successful bone fusion or fracture healing.
  • Improved fusion rates: Spinal bone growth stimulators have been shown to increase the likelihood of achieving a solid fusion, especially in high-risk patients or those with previously failed fusions.
  • Non-invasive and comfortable: External bone growth stimulators are lightweight, battery-powered, and can be worn comfortably during daily activities. Implantable devices are minimally invasive and do not require additional surgery for removal.
  • Reduced need for additional surgeries: By promoting reliable bone healing, spinal bone growth stimulators can help avoid the need for revision surgeries or other interventions due to failed fusions or non-unions.

Choosing the Right Spinal Bone Growth Stimulator

When it comes to selecting a spinal bone growth stimulator, it's important to work closely with your orthopedic surgeon or spine specialist. They will consider factors such as your specific condition, risk factors, and personal preferences to determine the most appropriate device and treatment plan.

At BoneStims we offer a wide range of FDA-approved non-invasive bone growth stimulators from leading manufacturers, from the spine down to the ankle. Our team is dedicated to helping you find the right solution to accelerate your healing and get you back to the activities you love.

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