Specifically designed for self-treatment, LIPUS devices can be used in the comfort of your own home or office with no supervision from a medical professional.

Only 20 minutes per day is proven to advance the healing of fresh, delayed, and non-union fractures.

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Overview

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.’

  • LIPUS has proven to heal non-union fractures by 86%.

  • Studies show that, on average, fresh fractures will heal 38% faster with ultrasound treatment.

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.

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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:

  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Advanced age
  • High impact fractures
  • High-risk fractures
  • Concomitant medications
  • NSAID use (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)

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Features

Over 20 years of proven results.

Regain your quality of life with risk-free relief.

  • Convenient 20 min/day treatment
  • Painless & non-invasive treatment
  • Proven results backed by clinical studies
  • Small, portable device that can be used in the home, office or on the road
  • Effective healing for delayed & non-union fractures
  • Accelerated fracture & fusion healing
  • Faster treatment of stress fractures
  • Safe treatment following joint fusion & osteotomy

Fractures the Melmak Device can treat:

Humerus/Radius

Scaphoid/Hand/Wrist

Femur, Tibia & Fibula

Foot & Ankle

Clavicle

Procare Medical provides small and large transducers,
depending on the bone you are treating.

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Clinicals


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. Procare Medical 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
  • f = 1.5 MHz
  • tp = 200 μs
  • REF = 1 KHz
  • le = 30 mW/cm²
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
  • f = 1.5 ± 5% MHz
  • tp = 200 ± 10% μs
  • REF = 1 ± 10% KHz
  • le = 30 ± 30% mW/cm²
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
  • f = 1.5 MHz
  • tp = 200 μs
  • REF = 1 KHz
  • le = 30 mW/cm²
    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
    • f = 1.5 MHz
    • tp = 200 μs
    • REF = 1 KHz
    • le = 30 mW/cm²
    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
    • f = 1.5 ± 5% MHz
    • tp = 200 ± 10% μs
    • REF = 1 ± 10% KHz
    • le = 30 ± 30% mW/cm²

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