How long does it Take a bone stimulator to work

I’ve been using a bone stimulator now for almost a month, on a non-union fracture in my calcaneus. It’s on the top side of my foot, it’s been broken for about 10 months. Wondering how long it takes for a bone stimulator to work.

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    A bone stimulator is designed to accelerate active bone healing which means if your non-union is in a quiescent or not active healing state then the bone stimulator will not work. I’m assuming you had an MRI to determine if your non-union is active versus quiescent?

    Some non-unions require surgery or PRP / amniotic stem cell injections to re-active the healing process. This may be something to consider if you are 10 months non-union. A non-union that old makes me think that the circulation to the fracture has been compromised. I’d speak to your Doctor about the above.

    Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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