Bone Growth Stimulators
By James Perry, DO
What is a Bone Growth Stimulator?
Bone Growth Stimulators are devices that help bones to heal. There are several types of stimulators used for bone healing. They include electrical stimulation, pulsed ultrasound and shockwave therapy.
Why would you use a BGS?
Bone Growth Stimulators are typically used when patients are at risk of a bone not healing after surgery or if a fracture is not healing well. This may be due to metabolic issues, smoking or tobacco use, or a history of fractures no healing.
These devices are typically convenient to use and do not hinder daily activity.
Is a Bone Growth Stimulator used after Spinal Fusion?
The quick answer is yes for certain patients. To learn about Bone Growth Stimulators After Spinal Fusion, this ARTICLE by Dr. James Perry may help.
Dr. James Perry is an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at the Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Perry, call JOI-2000, schedule online, or click the link below.