When it comes to healing a broken bone, your body usually knows what to do. But if the broken bone healing process doesn’t happen fast enough or never starts, EXOGEN may help.
To understand how EXOGEN works, first take a look at your body’s process for healing a broken bone.
When a bone breaks, your body sends white blood cells to the fracture site. The white blood cells remove debris9,28 in the area and create inflammation — the first step in broken bone healing.
Next, your body creates a callus around the fracture to bridge the break. This callus is really just fibrous tissue, and it hardens over time.
The final step in healing a broken bone is remodeling, when your body replaces the connective callus with new, more compact bone. Remodeling makes bones stronger.
To help heal bones faster or simply start healing bones that won’t heal on their own,* EXOGEN emits low-intensity, pulsed ultrasound waves at the site of your break. Demonstrated in laboratory tests to jumpstart your body’s natural healing process, these waves move through your skin and soft tissue to stimulate critical cells.
EXOGEN has been shown to work at every stage of healing3 by:
EXOGEN is approved by the FDA, so you can trust that it’s both safe and effective. It has been demonstrated to help accelerate the broken bone healing process for indicated* fresh fractures. It has also been demonstrated to effectively help heal broken bones that have stopped healing, known as non-union* fractures.
*Summary of Indications for Use: The EXOGEN Ultrasound Bone Healing System is indicated for the non-invasive treatment of established non-unions† excluding skull and vertebra.
In addition, EXOGEN is indicated for accelerating the time to a healed fracture for fresh, closed, posteriorly displaced distal radius fractures and fresh, closed or Grade I open tibial diaphysis fractures in skeletally mature individuals when these fractures are orthopaedically managed by closed reduction and cast immobilization.
There are no known contraindications for the EXOGEN device. Safety and effectiveness has not been established for individuals lacking skeletal maturity; pregnant or nursing women; patients with cardiac pacemakers; on fractures due to bone cancer; or on patients with poor blood circulation or clotting problems. Some patients may be sensitive to the ultrasound gel. Full prescribing information can be found here or by contacting customer service at 800-396-4325.
†A non-union is considered to be established when the fracture site shows no visibly progressive signs of healing.
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