In conjuction with the Orthopedic Surgeons I work with we began trying this device for early trauma cases such as scaphoid fractures , non union fractures involving the ankle and other appropriate applications to try and avoid surgical interventions. The fact that the unit is patient user friendly, can be integrated into a cast and had good results in a number of cases made it an integral part of my practice.
Over the course of my profession I spent thirty years as the Head Athletic Therapist and Director of Medical Services for the Calgary Stampeders. It is during this time that I saw the positive healing effects of Melmak tested many times. From fractured kneecaps, fractures of the tibia, fibula ankles, ribs, clavicles and wrist this units has become an integral part of our treatment protocols. In the worlds of professional sport, high end amueter sport and weekend warriors , the desire to get back to play in a safe and timely fashion is important and the Melmak Bone stimulator helps facilitate that recovery. When deemed appropriate we would obtain the Melmak device from the professional team at Medlines Inc. . We were able to heal fractures faster which meant we could rehabilitate the soft tissue around the bone faster, thus getting back on the field earlier. We were able to accelerate recovery in some cases by several weeks, which as you can imagine is very cost effective for the team and individuals. After review of a few of these cases, our team of Orthopedic surgeons and Sports Medicine Doctors agreed that this would be part of our protocols. I have had personal experience with the Melmak unit for a complicated knee fracture and can attest to its role in rehabilitation of bone fractures.”