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Accelerated Fracture Healing

Dr Wrotslavsky uses the latest technology to up-regulate your bone healing potential. Using the Exogen bone stimulator he can get you out of your cast and walking up to a month sooner. It’s never too late to apply an exogen even if you fractured your bone weeks ago.

The Exogen Ultrasound Bone Healing System is the only bone healing device approved to accelerate fracture healing of indicated fresh fractures. It is approved to treat fractures that will not heal (established non-unions) as well as appropriate fresh (recent) fractures.

  • Heals indicated fresh fractures 38% faster
  • Heals 86% of non-unions
  • Is effective in just 20 minutes a day
  • Is the only bone stimulation device to use ultrasound

The EXOGEN Ultrasound Bone Healing System is an ultrasound device that you apply directly to skin at the fracture site for 20 minutes a day. The system emits a low-intensity pulsed ultrasound signal which has been shown in laboratory tests to stimulate genes and growth factors that are critical to your body’s natural bone healing process.
Exogen may be used whether your broken bone is in a cast or not. It is FDA-approved to treat fractures that show no signs of healing (non-unions) as well as appropriate fresh (recent) fractures.

The Exogen system emits low-intensity, pulsed ultrasound waves which has been shown in laboratory tests to stimulate the bons natural healing process. These waves move through your skin and soft tissue to penetrate the bone at the fracture site.

EXOGEN ultrasound treatment easily fits into any schedule. Simply use the device 20 minutes a day at home, at work or while traveling. You don’t have to go to your doctor’s office to receive treatment.

When used on certain fresh fractures, Exogen speeds healing by 38%. When applied to fractures that have not healed, it has succeeded in 86% of cases.In addition, patients who used Exogen treatment were able to have their casts removed an average of 22% sooner than patients with no bone healing device.

It works at all stages of bone fracture healing

  • Early: The waves encourage cells to remove debris and bacteria.
  • Middle: The pulses stimulate the bone marrow to produce immature bone cells and cartilage cells. These two types of cells are essential to bone regrowth
  • Late: The pulsed waves stimulate the membrane around the bone to seal up the fracture so that immature bone cells can collect and grow. The ultrasound signals also encourage the newly formed bone cells to mature more rapidly.