What is the Melmak LIPUS Device?
Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) is a non-invasive ultrasound technology that is administered directly against the skin, sending a painless mechanical force through the tissue to stimulate the bone to heal.
This process activates cell-reproduction and protein expression and enhances cellular behavior at the fracture site.
The Melmak LIPUS device is a convenient 20 minute, once per day treatment shown to accelerate the healing of fresh, delayed and non-union fractures.
Once positioned over the fracture site, operating the Melmak device takes a simple press of a button.
The Melmak LIPUS device has provided proven results for over 20 years, with no known side effects.
What is LIPUS Therapy?
LIPUS is an acronym for ‘Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound.’
The Melmak device utilizes LIPUS technology. Treatment for only 20 minutes a day may heal your fracture faster, helping you to return to your daily activities sooner.
Who is LIPUS Therapy for?
Many factors that can delay or complicate the body’s natural healing process. Melmak can help those with additional risk factors such as:
Over 20 years of proven results.
Regain your quality of life with risk-free relief.
Fractures the Melmak Device can treat:
Medlines Inc. provides small and large transducers,
depending on the bone you are treating.
Over 400,000 fractures are treated in Canada every year.
Approximately 40,000 of these fractures show a delay in healing time
or fail to heal permanently. Medlines Inc. can help.
What do the studies show?
Studies using commercially available LIPUS devices have shown that, on average, fresh fractures will heal 38% faster than fractures that have not been treated with ultrasound.
This is dependent on the type and location of the fracture. LIPUS has proven to heal non-union fractures by 86%.
|Study||Outcome Measures||Results||Results Technical Specifications of LIPUS Device|
|Pilla et al, Non-invasive low-intensity pulsed ultrasound accelerates bone healing in the rabbit. The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, Vol 4, No 3, 1990: pp 246-253||Acceleration of fracture healing||Ultrasound treated bone as strong in torsion as intact fibulae, increased periosteal reaction||
|Walsh et al, Effect of Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound on Healing of an Ulna Defect Filled with a Bone Graft Substitute. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 86B, 2008: pp 74–81||Rate of healing of bone defect||LIPUS resulted in more new bone growth at wk 4 and 12 compared to control and increased VEGF expression||
|Walsh et al, Effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound on tendon-bone healing in an intra-articular sheep knee model. The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol 23, No 2 (February), 2007: pp 197-204||Rate of healing at tendon/bone junction||LIPUS resulted in improved ability to withstand increased load at tendon/bone junction||
|Siska et al, External adjuncts to enhance fracture healing: What is the role of ultrasound? Injury Journal. 2008 Oct.39 (10): pp 1095-1105||Effect of LIPUS on rate of fracture healing||Safe, practical and effective treatment||
|Busse et al, The effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound therapy on time to fracture healing: a meta-analysis. CMAJ. 2002 Feb 19;166(4): pp 437- 441||Time to fracture healing||LIPUS may significantly reduce the time to fracture healing for fractures treated non operatively||