Keeping a dancer on her toes

EXOGEN® helps heal a toe fracture that threatened the career of a budding ballerina

Rebekah F.
Wilmington, N.C.

When Rebekah F. was in kindergarten, she told her mom she wanted to be a ballerina. A decade later, she’s still working hard to make that dream happen. Over the years, the ballet student has faced plenty of challenges. She overcame the latest — a career-stopping fracture — with some help from EXOGEN.

When Rebekah first started experiencing foot pain, doctors gave her an orthotic boot and crutches, urging her to hang up her ballet shoes for a while. Rebekah was diagnosed with a fracture in one of her toes (fifth metatarsal). After several months, she was still in pain and looking for other options. With an important dance camp fast approaching, Rebekah’s podiatrist told her mother he had a plan. “He said he had to get her EXOGEN,” said Rebekah’s mother, Catherine.

Within nine days of beginning treatments with EXOGEN, Rebekah was ready to try the studio again. By the end of her treatment course, the fracture was fully healed. She’s en pointe and back on track.

“EXOGEN is amazing,” said Catherine. “Rebekah’s healed, she’s strong and now she’s dancing six days a week. I’m so thankful her doctor knew about the device.”

Clinical trials for EXOGEN have demonstrated a heal rate of 86% for non-union fractures.4 Results may vary from patient to patient due to various factors.

The information presented in this patient testimonial is representative of a personal patient experience, and not all patient experiences. The views of the individual patient do not represent the views of Bioventus LLC. These patient were compensated for providing their testimonials. This information is not medical advice and is not intended to replace the medical advice of a qualified healthcare professional. Results with the EXOGEN Ultrasound Bone Healing System vary from patient to patient based on a variety of factors. EXOGEN is only available with a prescription.

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