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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about your specific fracture, please consult a physician or surgeon.

Will EXOGEN help heal my fracture?

Clinical studies show that EXOGEN heals non-union fractures (breaks not healing on their own) at a high heal rate of 86%4 and speeds up healing of indicated* fresh fractures (newly broken bones) by 38%2,3

Is EXOGEN safe?

EXOGEN is the only bone healing device to have NICE Medical Technology Guidance (MTG12) which is independently verified proof that only EXOGEN saves money compared with surgical and has been shown to be safe in clinical studies that support its indicated uses.

Is EXOGEN treatment painful?

Most patients don’t feel anything at the treatment site, while some patients report experiencing a tingling sensation.

Does EXOGEN have any contraindications?

There are no known contraindications for the use of the EXOGEN device. The EXOGEN package insert includes a section on Precautions and Warnings that highlights situations in which the safety and effectiveness of EXOGEN has not been established, such as specific patient circumstances involving certain types of medication or medical problems other than fractures.

Can I use EXOGEN if I have a pacemaker?

The operation of active, implantable devices such as cardiac pacemakers may be adversely affected by close exposure to the EXOGEN device. If you have a pacemaker, talk with your doctor or cardiologist to find out if EXOGEN is right for you.

Does insurance cover the cost of EXOGEN?

EXOGEN is covered by the majority of insurance plans. Your local Bioventus Representative can help you determine your individual coverage.

Will having two or more treatments per day result in better or faster healing?

Clinical studies have evaluated the effectiveness of EXOGEN with one 20-minute treatment per day with demonstrated healing acceleration. Multiple or longer-duration daily treatments have not been studied.

How will I know if the EXOGEN unit is working?

Your device is working properly when you see the display screen counting down from 20 minutes during treatment. Your physician will update you on your healing status at follow-up appointments.

How long will I need to use EXOGEN?

Different fractures heal at different rates. Your physician will determine the length of your treatment during follow-up appointments.

Will EXOGEN work through clothing?

Ultrasound waves cannot travel through air or clothing. The EXOGEN transducer requires direct contact with skin and the use of a coupling gel (included with your device).

What if I don’t place the EXOGEN transducer in exactly the right spot?

Best results are achieved when the EXOGEN transducer is placed at the location marked by your physician.

What if I miss a treatment?

Try to get back on schedule as soon as possible. To stay consistent with your treatments, check the treatment tracking calendar on your device and identify a convenient time to use EXOGEN each day.

Is it available on NHS?

NICE and NHS have independently reviewed this technology and MTG 12 has made it more readily available for non-union. EXOGEN is the only bone healing device to have NICE Medical Technology Guidance (MTG12) which is independently verified proof that only EXOGEN saves money compared with surgical intervention.

What if I run out of coupling gel?

Mineral oil can be used in place of the coupling gel that comes with the EXOGEN device. Petroleum jelly, however, is not an acceptable substitute. You may also request more coupling gel by calling Bioventus Customer Care on 00800 02 04 06 08 (tel toll-free) or use the Contact Us section on this site.

Whom should I contact if I have questions about EXOGEN?

Please call Customer Care at 00800 02 04 06 08
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