Devices unveiled today at AAOS Annual Meeting in
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Orthofix PhysioStim Bone Growth Stimulator (Photo: Business Wire)
The PhysioStim devices provide a non-surgical treatment option for patients who have a nonunion fracture to an extremity that has shown no visible signs of healing. These Class III medical devices use a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) signal to induce a low-level electrical field at the fracture site which stimulates bone healing.
"We are proud to provide physicians with these next-generation devices
that will enable them to redefine how patients with nonunion fractures
are treated," said
The PhysioStim devices will be accompanied by a new application for
mobile devices, STIM onTrack™. Designed for use with
smartphones and other mobile devices, STIM onTrack is free and available
"Bone growth stimulation therapy is a safe, effective and proven
treatment for patients who have a fracture to an extremity that won't
The PhysioStim devices come in different models and are designed to anatomically fit the patient's body. Specific applications are for treatment of nonunion fractures to the arm, hand, wrist, clavicle, shoulder, hip, thigh, lower leg, ankle or foot. The devices can be worn over clothing, casts or internal and external surgical fixation devices. To learn more, please visit bonegrowththerapy.com.
A leader in the bone growth stimulation market,
Orthofix International N.V. is a global medical device company focused on musculoskeletal healing products and value-added services. The Company's mission is to improve patients' lives by providing superior reconstruction and regenerative musculoskeletal solutions to physicians worldwide. Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, the Company has four strategic business units: BioStim, Extremity Fixation, Spine Fixation, and Biologics. Orthofix products are widely distributed via the Company's sales representatives and distributors. For more information, please visit www.orthofix.com.
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