Helen's PhysioStim Bone Growth Therapy Story
After finding that her fracture was not healing, hear how PhysioStim™ Bone Growth Therapy helped Helen avoid a second operation.
For Helen and her husband Neal, fishing is one of life’s simple pleasures. But not too long ago, this favorite pastime turned into a painful event that left Helen in excruciating pain.
After fishing, Helen was walking across wet rocks when she slipped and fell into a deep crevice. The accident caused multiple breaks in her leg, which required surgery that left her with two rods and a dozen screws in her bone. After six months in a wheelchair followed by months of physical therapy and exercise, she was still in pain and had trouble walking. The doctor, seeing that the fractured bone was not healing, suggested a second surgery.
But both Helen and Neal felt that another operation and recovery was something that she would have a difficult time going through again. Her doctor then suggested a bone growth stimulator device.
"The simple things you appreciate. I can play with the grandchildren. I can go fishing again. I can run up and down barefoot. And it’s wonderful."
At first, Helen was skeptical but was relieved that there was a nonsurgical alternative. After using the PhysioStim device daily for six months, Helen’s surgeon ordered a new X-ray, which found that her fracture had finally healed.
Today, Helen is free of pain and enjoys an active life, playing with her grandchildren, walking along the beach and of course, reeling in the catch of the day.
Joanie's SpinalStim Bone Growth Therapy Story
After 10 years of back pain, Joanie was facing her third fusion surgery. Her physician prescribed SpinalStim™ Bone Growth Therapy to aid in her recovery.
As a naturopathic doctor who focuses on using natural means to help the body heal, Joanie understands all too well how chronic pain can take its toll on the body and on one’s quality of life. For ten years, she experienced excruciating back pain. After trying many forms of treatment, she and her doctor agreed that spinal fusion surgery was her only solution. Knowing that this was a major surgery, she was intent on making sure her recovery would be both quick and complete.
"I was so excited when I first heard about the Orthofix bone stimulator because this was a product that would help the body heal
Following her release from the hospital, and after using the SpinalStim bone growth therapy device, as prescribed, Joanie was able to return to work as a naturopathic doctor.
Today, she advises her clients who are anticipating back surgery to ask their doctors if they are candidates for Orthofix’s bone therapy devices.
Rick’s CervicalStim Bone Growth Therapy Story
When Rick fell, he broke his neck in three places. His doctor prescribed CervicalStim™ Bone Growth Therapy to help.
For Rick, his accident came out of the blue. He didn't know it at the time, but the medication he was taking was causing internal bleeding. With no signs of feeling ill or weak, he passed out suddenly, falling on the floor and fracturing his neck.
Spinal surgery was performed to fuse the vertebrae in his neck. His doctor prescribed Orthofix CervicalStim to help aid in his healing process.
"I believe that it helped me heal. I would recommend it. I'm glad my doctor prescribed it."
Following the treatment instructions, he was able to make a full recovery and today is grateful to his doctor for prescribing a bone growth stimulator.
Veronika's PhysioStim Bone Growth Therapy Story
A bad motocross accident and a broken clavicle threatened to end Veronika’s racing career until her physician prescribed
PhysioStim™ Bone Growth Therapy.
Motocross racing is part of Veronika’s DNA. “It's an exhilaration that is unparalleled in this universe. You take off of a jump and you're literally flying,” she said.
As a competitive racer, Veronika has seen her share of crashes… but nothing like what could have been a career-ending mid-air collision. “We were going over a jump, so we were unfortunately about 20 feet off the ground when we collided in mid-air,” Veronika said. “We both went down. I broke my collarbone, my sternum, and had a pretty bad concussion.”
The collarbone was so badly broken; it threatened to puncture a lung. “When the surgeon looked at my X-ray, he told me that the bone looked like an "M," where one bone was resting upon my lung, and that was a very large concern for other health issues, so it was in my best interest to have surgery as soon as possible,” she said.
“I feel alive again and that is something that is the stuff that dreams are made of.”
A few months after surgery, Veronika’s collarbone fracture had still not healed. Her orthopedic surgeon prescribed a bone growth stimulation device called PhysioStim to help her fracture heal. The device sends low level pulses of electromagnetic energy to the fracture site which stimulates the natural healing process. After using the PhysioStim device daily as prescribed, Veronika is healed. Best of all, she’s back competing at the sport she loves.
“When I'm on the track now, I can ride with confidence again,” Veronika said. “I feel alive again and that is something that is the stuff that dreams are made of.”
The patient stories above are the experiences of these individuals. Not everyone who uses a bone growth therapy device will receive the same results. If you are interested in learning more, please consult your physician to understand the benefits and risks. Information related to indications, contraindications and precautions can be found at Orthofix.com.