Patients at high risk for ACDF surgery failure saw a significant increase in bone fusion when treated with pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation
Study findings showed that after ACDF surgery, use of PEMF stimulation significantly increased the fusion rate relative to the control group at six and 12 months for participants who were at risk for pseudoarthrosis.1 Participants included patients who had a risk factor that could impair their cervical spine fusion success; or they had a risk factor and received at least a two- or three-level arthrodesis.
"Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures are common spinal
operations in the
The evaluations were conducted with historical data from Orthofix's
prospective, randomized, multicenter
"This data is important as it builds on the findings of the original
Orthofix PMA study that proved the safety and effectiveness of PEMF
stimulation with the Cervical-Stim device," said
The Orthofix Cervical-Stim device is currently approved by the
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1.Coric D, Bullard DE, Patel VV, et al. Pulsed electromagnetic field stimulation may improve fusion rates in cervical arthrodesis in high-risk populations. Bone Joint Res 2018;7:124-130.
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