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Helen's PhysioStim Bone Growth Therapy Story

After finding that her fracture was not healing, hear how PhysioStim™ Bone Growth Therapy helped Helen avoid a second operation.

“The simple things you appreciate. I can play with the grandchildren. I can go fishing again. I can run up and down barefoot. And it’s wonderful.”

For Helen and her husband Neal, fishing is one of life’s simple pleasures. But not too long ago, this favorite pastime turned into a painful event that left Helen in excruciating pain.

After fishing, Helen was walking across wet rocks when she slipped and fell into a deep crevice. The accident caused multiple breaks in her leg, which required surgery that left her with two rods and a dozen screws in her bone. After six months in a wheelchair followed by months of physical therapy and exercise, she was still in pain and had trouble walking. The doctor, seeing that the fractured bone was not healing, suggested a second surgery.

But both Helen and Neal felt that another operation and recovery was something that she would have a difficult time going through again. Her doctor then suggested a bone growth stimulator device.

At first, Helen was skeptical but was relieved that there was a nonsurgical alternative. After using the PhysioStim device daily for six months, Helen’s surgeon ordered a new X-ray, which found that her fracture had finally healed.

Today, Helen is free of pain and enjoys an active life, playing with her grandchildren, walking along the beach and of course, reeling in the catch of the day.

The patient stories above are the experiences of these individuals. Not everyone who uses a bone growth therapy device will receive the same results. If you are interested in learning more, please consult your physician to understand the benefits and risks. Information related to indications, contraindications and precautions can be found at Orthofix.com.