Biomet Spine & Bone Healing Technologies

The History of Electrical Stimulation

The concept of using electrical stimulation to affect bone growth began with Julius Wolff over 100 years ago. Thirty years ago, all of the research that had been done on the response of bone to electrical stimulation led to Dwyer's development of the first implantable bone growth stimulator for lumbosacral fusion. Since that time, many studies have conclusively demonstrated the efficacy of direct current stimulation improving the success rate of spinal fusions.

To learn more about published clinical data, please refer to the SpF® Stimulator Technical Monograph found below.

SpF® Stimulator Technical Monograph.pdf


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