Physicians’ Guide: Improve Fusion Outcomes in At-risk Patients
PEMF Bone Growth Stimulation: Non-invasive, adjunct to post-operative care

Control Pseudarthrosis Risks with Spine Fusion Stimulation

Research analyzing why pseudarthrosis occurs has identified risk factors that can compromise good fusion outcomes. An estimated 76% of patients who underwent a spinal fusion procedure in 2009 possessed one or more risk factors1, including:

  • Multi-level surgery*
  • Revisions*
  • Smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Allograft use in ACDF5
  • Bone depleting medications
  • Other (eg, metabolic bone disease)

 

*Medicare criteria; may also apply to other payers.

Todd McCall, MD discusses risk factors and previous pseudarthrosis

Consider your high risk patients and review the clinical trial data

Studies show that bone growth stimulation is a proven therapy to lower the risk for pseudarthrosis in at-risk patients. Nearly 100,000 spine fusion stimulators were prescribed by spine surgeons in 2009, which is an increase of 6.6% over the prior year.1

Jonathan P. Partington, MD points considers risk factors
regardless of the patient's age

Manage Costs

In an era when expenses for products to enhance fusion such as bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) are closely scrutinized, Orthofix’s Spinal-Stim and Cervical-Stim bone growth stimulators provide surgeons and their at-risk patients with a solid solution to achieving fusion that is cost-effective and guaranteed. Obtain the Cost Savings Analysis.

Physicians' Disclosures
Todd McCall, MD received no remuneration for his testimonial video commentaries.

Jonathan P. Partington, MD received no remuneration for his testimonial video commentaries.

Updated on: 02/21/12

Statement of Indications
Spinal-Stim is a non-invasive electromagnetic bone growth stimulator indicated as an adjunct therapy to increase the probability of fusion success and as a non-operative treatment of salvage of failed spinal fusion, where a minimum of nine months has elapsed since the last surgery.

Cervical-Stim is a non-invasive, pulsed electromagnetic bone growth stimulator indicated as an adjunct therapy to cervical fusion surgery in patients at high-risk for non-union.

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