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Old 11-18-2003, 09:30 AM   #1
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What to do with used Muscle and Bone Growth Stimulators?

Hi, has anyone used these Muscle and Bone Growth Stimulators after their surgeries? If so, what did you do with it after you healed? I have one of each laying around the house. I called the companies that made them and brand new they cost $3000.00 for one and $4900.00 for the other. They have only been used a couple times each. Does anyone have any suggestions of were I can sell these or know of companies that buy them used? Thanks.

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Old 11-18-2003, 11:38 AM   #2
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[COLOR=Navy][B][CENTER]Hello Nazgul,[/CENTER][/B]
[INDENT]Welcome to the Healthboards for Back Problems. I also have a bone growth stimulator. On my initial visit to get mine, the technician had showed me how to use it and I wore mine home. When I got home, mine stopped working. I had to call the company and they had to mail be another one and I mailed back the first one. I have worn mine for four months. Yes, they are very expensive and I don't believe they are worth the price. But I don't know if they would last for the use of another patient. That probably would be something that you might want to research. I had to wear mine 24/7. Thank God my insurance company did approve it as I had infuse with BMP and that is why my surgeon had wanted me to wear it. Good Luck[/INDENT]
[B][CENTER] Take Care [/CENTER][/B][/COLOR]

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Old 11-18-2003, 12:05 PM   #3
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What to do with bone growth stimulators

When I had my fusion in 1998 I was instructed to mail it back to the manufacture with a prepaid mailing label which I did. My surgeon said they just throw them away. That was then.
1990-Myelogram=L4-5 LAMINECTOMY.1998-Myelogram,Discogram,CTscan=L 4-5 FUSION w/BAK cages. 2002-Prolotherapy injections. 2003-April-MRI Lumbar spine=DDD,bulges,arthritis,low disc height,Physical Therapy.2003-May-MRI Thorasic spine=Two herniations displacing nerve roots.2003-July-Nerve blocks/epidurals; 2003-August-L5/S1 FORAMENOTOMY.2003-October-Lumbar Discogram=2003-December-L5/S1 FUSION w/BMP/LT cages. 2004-Jan-Pain much worse than before surgery. CTscan & L1/L2 nerve block & Myelogram.

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