What are external bone stimulators? | Dr. Andrew Cash, MD Las Vegas, Nevada
External bone stimulators are portable, lightweight devices used to help individuals that have recently had spinal fusion surgery. They are worn on the outside of the skin, are non-invasive, and don’t require surgery to implant them. They can be either small skin pads with electrodes on them that are put right over the surgery site and stimulate the area through electricity. They can also be placed in braces with coils that are put directly onto the skin that deliver electromagnetic pulses to the area.
External bone stimulators can be used on patients for months after spinal fusion surgery. The patient cannot feel the electrical stimulation that’s being given, so it is not painful and is considered very safe. The purpose of external bone stimulators is to help stimulate bone growth by speeding up the development of new bone cells.
For more information on these devices, contact Dr. Cash at Desert Institute of Spine Care for an appointment at: http://www.disclv.com.