The Exogen bone healing system is an ultrasound machine a patient can use at home. The daily ultrasound actually stimulates your bone to grow and heal the fracture. With the use of the Exogen machine, you direct the ultrasound waves to the fracture site for 20 minutes each day. The Exogen kit I received contained a foot strap, ultrasound machine, instructions and two large bottles of ultrasound coupling gel.
The EXOGEN Bone Healing System is highly effective for use on non-healing fractures. These fractures are a significant problem and a major cost to healthcare systems around the world. Clearly patients who suffer fractures which will not heal suffer great frustration and anxiety, and treatment from EXOGEN provides an improved chance to recover, invaluable for patients who may have previously been largely confined to hospital or their homes.
The EXOGEN Bone Healing System utilizes low-intensity ultrasound to accelerate the healing of indicated fresh fractures up to 38% faster than normal healing. This treatment is often used for returning professional athletes to fitness as quickly as possible. There are economic benefits generally for individuals and organisations with people returning to work after injury more quickly. Faster recovery is in the interests of all patients, clinicians and health care providers.
The EXOGEN device should be used daily until you judge the fracture to be sufficiently healed to discontinue therapy. Please note that ultrasound therapy is automatically shut off after each treatment period. However, the transducer should be removed from the RAF after each treatment period to allow for proper cleaning and storage.
Not only can it be used for fresh, straightforward fractures, but the Exogen Express Bone Healing System can be used where there are complications such as delayed healing, delayed union or fracture non union. It can also be used where there are metal implants, such as screws, plates and nails.
The device should not be used for fractures of the skull or vertebrae or on children or pregnant women. In addition, if you have any other medical conditions or illnesses or are currently taking medication, you should seek the advice of your doctor before proceeding with use.
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