Read what users have to say about their experience with Orthofix products. The following testimonials have been received over the years from those who wanted to share their Orthofix experience with others. These are actual surgeon and patient testimonials, however, individual outcomes may vary.

Testimonials for Spine Treatment Products
Cervical-Stim Bone Growth Stimulator

My daily experience with Cervical-Stim...you put it around your neck like a scarf, push a button, it comes on, you wear it for four hours, and it goes off, automatically, by itself. It was the easiest therapy and recovery that I had tried ever...and, it worked!
Arianae Miller, clinical trial participant, patient of Dr. Kevin Foley

With Cervical-Stim, bone growth stimulation has now been FDA approved for use in the neck. This is good news for patients who have to undergo a cervical fusion, and it's good news for their doctors.
Dr. Kevin Foley, lead investigator, Cervical-Stim Clinical Trial, Semmes -Murphy Clinic and Department of Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee

I have been wearing an Orthofix bone growth stimulator for the past several weeks. It is awesome. It is extremely easy to keep on for four hours. I would do this all again in a heartbeat without a second thought. I have undergone all conservative testing and measures prior to having surgery. I had lost the abilities to walk, bend, sit, stand and enjoy any of life’s simple pleasures. Since my surgery, I feel 90% better than prior. The original pain I had prior to surgery is gone. Now I’m able to walk up the driveway. I can sit, stand, walk and most importantly play with my dog “Ginger.” I look forward to a brighter future.
Carol Turner, patient of Dr. Guy Danielson, Lindale, Texas

On August 18, 2005, I had back surgery. On September 1, 2005, I was prescribed the Orthofix Bone Growth Stimulator. Since surgery and use of bone growth stimulator, I am able to walk most of the time without a cane, and doctor has decreased my pain medication. Just to have these changes so far has been a blessing. Thank you!
Kathy L. Chapman, patient of Dr. Guy Danielson, Nacogdoches, Texas

Spinal-Stim Bone Growth Stimulators

Can you imagine not being able to pick up your four-year-old daughter due to back pain? I found that the Spinal-Stim actually supported my back, was comfortable and I could conceal it under a shirt if I wanted. I began wearing the Spinal-Stim every day and as a result, my surgeon advised me that I had healed more rapidly than expected. Thank you!
Jacque Grayson, Flint, Texas

On February 7, 2000, at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia a had spinal fusion and it has been a very successful recovery with no pain. I think that my Orthofix Spinal-Stim played a major role in my recovery along with a positive attitude and exercise. I am sorry it took me so long to let you know this. Thank you so much for your knowledge!
Brad A., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Physio-Stim Bone Growth Stimulators

Three years ago I had broken both of my ankles (tali) on an all terrain vehicle. The break was extremely severe. I had broken and dislocated both bones identically. When I got to the hospital immediate surgery was performed to reduce the dislocation. From what the doctors told me the fracture that I had was very difficult to recover from. They told me the fracture had a slang name called an aviators fracture, and the recovery rate was less than 10%. The doctor that I was seeing told me about a product of yours called the Physio-Stim unit. Luckily for me your company came to the rescue. After about six months of non-union on both feet the Physio seemed to have caused the bones to start growing. Since then the recovery has completely finished. The bones that I had fractured had died due to loss of blood flow. But then were connected to by the living bone and then regenerated by creeping substitution. From what I am told and everything I have read, and all the Doctors I have seen this recovery is extremely rare. I wanted to let you and your company know how immeasurably grateful I am. I am available to answer any questions you might have about my recovery.
Terence W., patient of Dr. William Salyer, Phoenix, Arizona

Testimonials for Orthopedic Reconstruction and Trauma Products
Sheffield Ring Fixator/LRS Fixator

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"Gracias Orthofix!"

This drawing is from Maria Magdalena Montero Espejo, age 7, 1st grade, who was at the National Institute of Rehabilitation, in Cotaxtla, Vera Cruz. The diagnosis was consequences of septic arthritis in the leg with a shortening of 12 cm. She was treated with the Orthofix LRS System. She achieved 6 cm of elongation. In the future, with the same system, the femoral head will be stabilized and she will be a "normal girl."
Maria Magdalena Montero Espejo, LRS Fixator
National Institute of Rehabilitation – Cotaxtla, Vera Cruz

 

On August 28, 2004, I had just taken off from Payson, Arizona in my sport plane when I encountered a severe windsheer, which forced us into the ground in a rugged wilderness area. It took rescuers five hours to reach us and get my passenger and I to the hospital, by which time I had stopped breathing due to blood loss from the compound fracture of my left tibia. Both tibias were shattered in the accident. Because of the burns on my skin and the necessary skin grafts, rods and pins were not options for stabilizing my leg bones, so external fixators were attached. Fourteen months after the accident that nearly killed me, I walked into the medical examiner’s office for a flight physical. After an hour and a half of paperwork and a physical examination, the doctor pronounced me fit to fly and I left with a new Class III medical certificate. Just before Christmas I flew my Piper Turbo Arrow to Denver to visit my brother and his family. I cannot tell you how incredibly fortunate I feel to be able to get back in the saddle again and do something that I love so much.
Mike Gibbs, Sheffield Ring Fixator and XCaliber Hybrid Fixator patient of Dr. Frank Tindal, Phoenix, AZ

Your devices are amazing! I have seen them perform miracles on my daughter. I cannot thank your company enough. We are blessed to find the best doctors and use the best equipment. Thank you, thank you!
Irene Ferranti, parent of Hybrid Sheffield/LRS Fixator and eight-Plate Guided Growth patient of Dr. Dror Paley and Dr. Shawn Standard, Tappan, New York

I want to get the word out so that others who suffer complex foot and ankle breaks will know about the Orthofix External Fixation option. If I hadn't found Dr. Rodriguez in Chicago, I may have opted for amputation”.
Elizabeth A., Sheffield Ring Fixator patient of Dr. Edgardo Rodriguez, Chicago, Illinois

eight-Plate Guided Growth Plate

Your devices are amazing! I have seen them perform miracles on my daughter. I cannot thank your company enough. We are blessed to find the best doctors and use the best equipment. Thank you, thank you!
Irene Ferranti, parent of Hybrid Sheffield/LRS Fixator and eight-Plate Guided Growth patient of Dr. Dror Paley and Dr. Shawn Standard, Tappan, New York

Orthopedic surgeons are enamored with fixing and straightening things. We are anxious to correct children's deformities and please parents, but must always consider risk or discomfort caused by our intervention. In the case of crooked extremities, the eight-Plate is an ounce of prevention that is worth a pound of cure because it harnesses the power of the growth plate to gradually and safely correct the problem as the child grows naturally.
Dr. Peter Stevens, University of Utah, inventor of the eight-Plate Guided Growth System

XCaliber Hybrid Fixator

On August 28, 2004, I had just taken off from Payson, AZ in my sport plane when I encountered a severe windsheer, which forced us into the ground in a rugged wilderness area. It took rescuers five hours to reach us and get my passenger and I to the hospital, by which time I had stopped breathing due to blood loss from the compound fracture of my left tibia. Both tibias were shattered in the accident. Because of the burns on my skin and the necessary skin grafts, rods and pins were not options for stabilizing my leg bones, so external fixators were attached. Fourteen months after the accident that nearly killed me, I walked into the medical examiner’s office for a flight physical. After an hour and a half of paperwork and a physical examination, the doctor pronounced me fit to fly and I left with a new Class III medical certificate. Just before Christmas I flew my Piper Turbo Arrow to Denver to visit my brother and his family. I cannot tell you how incredibly fortunate I feel to be able to get back in the saddle again and do something that I love so much.
Mike Gibbs, Sheffield Ring Fixator and XCaliber Hybrid Fixator patient of Dr. Frank Tindal, Phoenix, AZ

Gotfried PC.C.P.

I was in physical therapy for just three days and walking again in no time, bearing full weight on my fractured hip. Given I’m almost 90 years old, isn’t this amazing?
Charlotte H., patient of Dr. Antonio Arazoza

The PC.C.P appeals to me because I find it gives better patient results than the sliding hip screw. With the PC.C.P, the hip fracture heals without fracture collapse or loss of fracture alignment. The procedure is fast and there is less intra-operative blood loss. These patients have less pain after surgery and obtain a quicker return to function.
Dr. Edward C.Yang M.D., Director of Orthopaedic Surgery, Elmhurst Hospital, N.Y.

Testimonials for Vascular Care
A-V Impulse

Our clinical results confirm the efficacy of the A-V Impulse System in achieving equivalent if not superior results compared with chemical management.
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, Germany

A-V Impulse System offers a safe and effective thromboprophylaxis, especially in the period after injury or surgery when surgeons are concerned about bleeding that is associated with chemical prophylaxis. A-V Impulse System also offers a potential additional prophylaxis in combination with chemical methods in those patients at particularly high risk of VTE.
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon UK

In summary, our randomized controlled trial shows that the best prophylactic agent of DVT after THR in terms of efficacy and safety is pneumatic compression with foot pumps.
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, New Zealand

The A-V Impulse System has been a critically important factor in the multi-factorial prophylaxis program for DVT/PE following THR and TKR here at the NY Center for Joint Replacement NYU/HJD Medical Center. They have helped patients, in a prospective program, to reduce postoperative DVT rate to <4%.
Dr Fetto, Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, U.S.

Testimonials for Sports Medicine/Pain Management care
Bracing

With the BREG FUSION knee brace we have had success with how the brace fits and protects our players at the highest level of football.  Even our skilled position players are comfortable and able to perform wearing the FUSION.  The ProForm technology really makes the difference.
Jim Anderson, Head Athletic Trainer, St. Louis Rams

I wanted to give you feedback on my custom Breg FUSION OA brace that you fitted me for. I played tennis in my new brace last night and found it to be a significant improvement over my other brace. The FUSION was comfortable and very tolerant of my movement needs. I felt as if it had begun to mold to my knee and leg and after an hour I almost forgot I was wearing it. My teammates even noticed that I appeared to be covering the court better and with more agility.
Jack Barnett, School Psychologist and patient

After working with the FUSION through the spring and witnessing first-hand the benefits of the new technology, in my opinion, no other functional knee brace on the market today can provide the prophylactic capabilities of the new BREG FUSION.
Rex Sharp, Director of Sports Medicine, University of Missouri

When we tested FUSION on the right knee and another brace on the left, my offensive line immediately asked, “How soon can we get FUSION on both knees?
Danny Poole, Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer, Clemson University

The FUSION is on the cutting edge with its fantastic concept, ease of application, and better fit. We have seen it work. It truly fuses to the player.
Jeff Ferguson, Former Assistant Athletic Director, Sports Medicine, Kansas State University

The FUSION is lighter, more comfortable and fits like a glove, all while giving our guys the protection they need to play hard. They even say they forget they’re wearing it, which is the best endorsement I can imagine.
Mark Coberley, Director of Athletic Training, Iowa State University

I am excited about the ability of these braces to control ankle motion and at the same time remain functional for our high level athletes. From your typical lateral ankle sprains to your more complex ankle injuries, you can't go wrong with the Ultra Ankle.
Mike Goforth, Director of Athletic Training, Virginia Tech

Ultra Ankle is one of the few braces that supports high ankle sprain problems. We are excited that we have something to turn to when this problem comes about.
Jim Russ, Head Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist, University of Notre Dame

The athletes on our basketball team have had no lost time for ankle injury that are wearing your braces. The ones that have been injured are wearing other products, lace up-type braces, or nothing. I believe that your brace is instrumental in reducing lost time after injury.
Brian Curless, Head Athletic Trainer, Central Missouri State University

The Ultra Ankle is very effective in allowing our players full participation with great protection while returning from ankle injury.
Tim Garl, Men's Basketball Trainer, Indiana University

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