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Old 08-22-2008, 11:10 AM   #1
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Bone Density Stimulator...........

I got one yesterday to help speed up the healing of the chip on my talus. Any results with these? I had to fight with my insurance company as they were not going to cover ANY of it.

My orthopedic helped me out by writing a letter and telling them I was considering surgery for my condition, and saying he thought this would be a MUCH CHEAPER alternative to that.........problem solved........

Looks like 2-3 months of 30 minute treatments. uses a magnetic field to stimulate the bone cells to reproduce faster........

Hope it works........
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I got one yesterday to help speed up the healing of the chip on my talus. Any results with these? I had to fight with my insurance company as they were not going to cover ANY of it.

My orthopedic helped me out by writing a letter and telling them I was considering surgery for my condition, and saying he thought this would be a MUCH CHEAPER alternative to that.........problem solved........

Looks like 2-3 months of 30 minute treatments. uses a magnetic field to stimulate the bone cells to reproduce faster........

Hope it works........
Hooray, good luck. Please keep us posted on your progress.

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I've never heard of this technique, FiDude, keep us posted.

To my surprise, my bone density tests came in very well, better then the average person nearly half my age. Don't know why that is, maybe from a lifetime of walking a lot.
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Wow, FD, sounds like this fracture is turning out to be not so simple to heal.

I have had limited experience with bone stimulators. One for a pt with a clavicle fx that wasn't healing - unfortunately, didn't work for her. The other to facilitate the healing of a cervical fusion surgery. Seemed to do well in that case.

I know if it were me, I certainly would be trying it! I sure do hope it works for you!

P.S. You don't smoke, do you? They say that smoking interferes with bone healing.
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Wow, FD, sounds like this fracture is turning out to be not so simple to heal.
Lucky me, it's on the very edge where the joint articulates, so virtually NO blood flow.

I have been taking calcium/magnesium supplements for 3 months, along with stretching and wearing the boot. Also, multivitamins and eating well........

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I know if it were me, I certainly would be trying it! I sure do hope it works for you!
30 minutes a day, I can handle it............

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P.S. You don't smoke, do you? They say that smoking interferes with bone healing.
never smoked. The big problem is it was a chip,not a hairline fracture. The ortho doc said if I had broken my arm or major leg bone, I probably would already be healed.......
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