Michaela Lindzus

October 6, 2017
by lars
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A Marathon Runner Avoids Waiting To Heal With EXOGEN

The below case study is representative of an indicated use for EXOGEN outside the United States and may not be representative of a US FDA approved indication for the use of EXOGEN.

Michaela Lindzus’ life revolves around exercise. With a degree in sports education, she runs marathons, swims, works as a personal trainer, and leads classes in aqua jogging and back pain prevention. When she suddenly started having pain in her foot, she headed straight to the orthopaedist. It took four weeks and multiple X-rays to finally identify the problem—a fatigue fracture in her metatarsal bone.  Michaela was given a special shoe to relieve strain on the front of her foot. But the shoe caused Michaela to walk so lopsided that she developed back pain. She contacted the orthopaedic department at Wermelskirchen Hospital for a second opinion.

“It was fantastic. After six weeks, I could already resume runner’s training”.

Michaela Lindzus

Head physician Dr. Hans Goost recommended that Michaela stop wearing the special shoe and gave her two options: give the fracture three months to heal on its own, or use pulsed ultrasound therapy and heal in about four to six weeks. “Three months was too long for me. I need exercise and competition,” said Michaela. She decided to go for ultrasound treatment. According to Dr. Goost, “Ultrasound has been shown to stimulate bony metabolism, which encourages bone formation. This speeds up the healing process enormously“.

After just one week using the EXOGEN device, she noticed a clear difference. Said Michaela, “It was fantastic. After six weeks, I could already resume runner’s training. And after three months, I even participated in a half marathon again”.

Disclaimer: Information presented in patient testimonials is representative of a specific patient experience only and is not medical advice.