Is EXOGEN treatment painful?

Most patients don’t feel anything at the treatment site, while some patients report experiencing a tingling sensation.

Does EXOGEN have any contraindications?

There are no known contraindications for the use of the EXOGEN device. The EXOGEN package insert includes a section on Precautions and Warnings that highlights situations in which the safety and effectiveness of EXOGEN has not been established, such as specific patient circumstances involving certain types of medication or medical problems other than fractures.

Can I use EXOGEN if I have a pacemaker?

The operation of active, implantable devices such as cardiac pacemakers may be adversely affected by close exposure to the EXOGEN device. If you have a pacemaker, talk with your physician or cardiologist to find out if EXOGEN is right for you.

Will having two or more treatments per day result in better or faster healing?

Clinical studies have evaluated the effectiveness of EXOGEN with one 20-minute treatment per day.5-7 Multiple or longer-duration daily treatments have not been studied.

What if I run out of coupling gel?

Mineral oil can be used in place of the coupling gel that comes with the EXOGEN device. Petroleum jelly, however, is not an acceptable substitute. You may also request more coupling gel by calling LMT Surgical Customer Service on 1300 880 155 or email [email protected].

How long will I need to use EXOGEN?

Different fractures heal at different rates. Your physician will determine the necessary length of your treatment during follow-up appointments

Will EXOGEN work through clothing?

Ultrasound waves cannot travel through air or clothing. The EXOGEN transducer requires direct contact with skin and the use of a coupling gel (included with your device).

What if I don’t place the EXOGEN transducer in exactly the right spot?

It is important that the transducer of the EXOGEN device is placed at the right position during your daily treatments for the ultrasound beam to reach the site of the fracture on your broken bone. Consult with your physician if you are unsure of where to place the EXOGEN transducer.

What if I miss a treatment?

Try to get back on schedule as soon as possible. To stay consistent with your treatments, check the treatment-tracking calendar on your device and identify a convenient time to use EXOGEN each day.

Whom should I contact if I have questions about EXOGEN?

Please call LMT Surgical Customer Service on 1300 880 155 or email [email protected].

What is the process of bone healing?

The most common type of bone healing has four main stages. A broken bone starts to heal immediately after the injury, during the acute inflammatory phase. Next, your bone begins to develop new tissue at the ends of the fractured bone, called a soft callus. Over a period of the next two to three weeks, the soft callus is replaced with harder tissue, which is called a hard callus. The hard callus adds structure and strength to the newly formed bone tissue. Finally, your broken bone is remodeled to a fully functioning bone. Keep in mind that even after your broken bone has fully healed, the outer bone surface may be slightly swollen for a period of time.

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What is a fracture?

Medically speaking, a fracture is a broken bone. Fractured bone, broken bone, cracked bone, they all have a similar meaning: a bone that has been damaged in such a way that it is no longer intact.1,2

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Broken bone healing symptoms

Whether your broken bone is healing properly or not healing at all, there are many symptoms that can indicate how your healing process is progressing. For example, once the worst pain is over, you can touch the affected area to see if your bone feels solid. In addition, you will probably experience stiffness and have a hard time moving the affected area. This means your bone is starting to heal properly. When a broken bone is not healing properly, you will continue to experience tenderness and swelling in the affected area.

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Does a broken bone hurt when it´s healing?

Yes, most people feel pain when they fracture a bone. Pain is your body´s natural response when a bone breaks. However, some bone fractures may cause more pain than others. For example, it’s possible to experience a minor break in one of the bones in your spine and not realize it happened.1

In general, there are three stages of pain following a bone fracture.1 These are referred to as acute pain, subacute pain and chronic pain. Other painful symptoms you might experience, depending in part on which bone you broke and the extent of the trauma, include bruising, stiffness, swelling, intense warmth and weakness.2,3

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Are there ways to speed up bone healing?

Although the healing time of a broken bone is not the same for everyone, bones generally take six to eight weeks to heal to a significant degree.1 If this amount of downtime is more than you would like, there are plenty of self-help and professional remedies to speed up the process of bone healing. Possible remedies to speed up the bone healing process include supplements, exercises, physiotherapy and the EXOGEN bone stimulator.2

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What is a bone stimulator?

Bone stimulators are devices that promote bone healing via energy fields directed at the site of indicated acute fractures and nonunions.1 This form of adjunctive therapy helps enhance the body’s natural bone healing process.

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