Coastal Orthopedics Blog

What is a Bone Growth Stimulator? (Indications and Reasons)

Bone growth stimulation, or BGS, is a form of therapy often used to promote healing after a spinal fusion surgery or fracture. BGS may promote faster natural healing in fractures that may be slow to heal on their own. Here is what you need to know If your orthopedic specialist recommends bone growth (osteogenesis) stimulation.

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What is considered an orthopedic emergency?

Getting bumped and bruised is a part of life for many people. Children, being natural climbers, fall off playground equipment and furniture. Adults hit the ground after slipping on wet floors or ice. Every day, people of all ages stub their toes, hit their heads, drop things on their feet, bang their funny bones, jam their fingers in doors, or sustain injuries while playing sports.

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