Electic vs Ultrasound bone growth stimulation

I am a 21 year old male and I hit a tree sledding 9 months ago and have had 2 failed ORIF of my left talus and navicular. I currently have severe post traumatic osteoarthritis at the talo-navicular articulation as well as a non-union of the navicular bone. I am going to have an isolated talo-navicular arthrodesis over Christmas along with an iliac crest bone graft. I have received contradicting information on what types of bone growth stimulator to use. I have had one OS prescribe an electrical bone growth stimulator (OL1000) which emits a combined magnetic field and yet another one suggest ultrasound bone healing system (Exogen 2000).

What are the differences in the two technologies and how can I determine which is best for my specific case?


Posted By Bryan Bannach on December 05, 2003 at 01:13:56:

A silicone insert on the back of the Achillotrain leaves tendon pressure-free and provides intermittent compression for the reduction of swelling and edema.

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