After a head-on car crash, Kendra Lancaster suffered internal injuries, a ligament tear in her knee and what doctors initially thought was a cartilage tear in her wrist. Once Lancaster stabilized, however, an MRI revealed that a bone in her right wrist was actually fractured.
It would have been a problem for anyone. But it was an even bigger concern for Lancaster, who was born without her left arm below the elbow.
“This is my only wrist, so it was that much more important,” she said. Since time had already passed and Lancaster’s fracture wasn’t healing, her doctor took action. “He was adamant that we get this taken care of quickly — that’s why he suggested EXOGEN. He thought it was the best course of action.”
Lancaster, who captains the US Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team, was adamant about healing, too. After winning bronze at the 2004 Paralympics and silver in 2008, Lancaster and her teammates had their sights set on Gold at the 2012 London games so she couldn’t afford to interrupt her training.
After six weeks of treatments, Lancaster’s wrist fracture healed completely. That meant that Lancaster’s surgeon could go ahead with a needed knee operation and that Lancaster could focus on more important things, like acing serves and blocking attacks. “Without EXOGEN, there’s a big chance my wrist wouldn’t be healed yet,” she said. “I would still be waiting.”
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.