Product Highlight: Orthofix PhysioStim™
Product highlights from Elite Medical Supply will provide educational information on the recommended usages for each product that we carry. Today on the blog, we are featuring the Orthofix PhysioStimTM.
The PhysioStim bone growth stimulator, manufactured by Orthofix, is indicated for the treatment of an established nonunion acquired secondary to trauma, excluding vertebrae and all flat bones, where the width of the nonunion defect is less than one-half the width of the bone to be treated.
What is the Orthofix PhysioStimTM ?
The PhysioStim™ bone growth stimulator has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of nonunion fractures since the mid-1980's. A nonunion is a fracture that has shown no visible signs of healing. For complete prescribing information, please refer to the Instruction Manual.
The PhysioStim™ is a single-piece device which is lightweight, flexible and portable, allowing freedom of movement during treatment. The control unit and treatment coil are contained in a single integrated device.
- The PhysioStim device has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of nonunion fractures.
- Designed for patient ease of use.
- Works effectively when worn over clothing, casting or bracing.
- Single-piece, cordless design allows for ease of placement and patient mobility.
- The STIM onTrack™mobile app is patient-friendly and provides patients with a treatment calendar, therapy reminders, and additional educational resources.
How does the Orthofix PhysioStimTM work?
The PhysioStim™ device provides a safe, non-invasive option for treating fractures that are difficult to heal. With an overall clinical success rate of 80 percent (up to 88 percent for fracture gaps less than 3mm), PhysioStim™ devices have high success rates for treating nonunion fractures.
The device assists in fracture healing by delivering a pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) signal to the targeted fracture site. The PEMF signal helps to promote healing in fractured bones at the treatment site. The therapeutic PhysioStim™ PEMF signal is delivered through clothing, skin, braces, and casts.
You can learn more about bone growth stimulator therapy in this blog article.
Product video for the Orthofix PhysioStim™
Who can benefit from using the Orthofix PhysioStimTM?
Patients suffering from the nonunion fracture of the following areas may benefit from the bone growth stimulatory therapy of the Orthofix PhysioStim™:
- Nonunion fracture of the arm, wrist, hand
- Nonunion fracture of the shoulder
- Nonunion fracture of the collar bone
- Nonunion fracture of the hip
- Nonunion fracture of the thigh
- Nonunion fracture of the lower leg, ankle, foot
Indications For Use
The PhysioStim™ device is indicated for the treatment of an established nonunion acquired secondary to trauma, excluding vertebrae and all flat bones, where the width of the nonunion defect is less than one-half the width of the bone to be treated. A nonunion is considered to be established when the fracture site shows no visibly progressive signs of healing.
Use of the PhysioStim™ is contraindicated where the individual has synovial psuedoarthrosis.
Additional patient warnings, precautions, and adverse events can be referenced in the instruction manual.
Typical prescribed treatment time is typically three hours per day. The PhysioStim™ is designed to delivery daily treatments for up to 365 days. Your doctor will determine the appropriate therapy duration for your condition.
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