Biomet Spine & Bone Healing Technologies

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the SpF® Implantable Spine Fusion Stimulator feel like?
The SpF® Implantable Spine Fusion Stimulator has not been known to create any painful or electrical sensations. Some patients report that they can feel the device under their skin when they touch the area of implantation, but many patients say that they do not notice the device at all.

How will the SpF® Implantable Spine Fusion Stimulator affect my daily activities?
There are no special activity restrictions for patients with the SpF® Implantable Spine Fusion Stimulator; however, many surgeons will restrict their patient's activities because of the fusion surgery. Swimming and bathing will not affect the device.

Do I need to have the SpF® Implantable Spine Fusion Stimulator removed?
The SpF® Implantable Spine Fusion Stimulator is designed to deliver approximately six months of continuous therapeutic treatment. It is optional to remove the generator at the end of its useful life (approximately 24-weeks). If removal is desired, the explantation may be performed as an outpatient procedure utilizing local anesthetic.

Has the SpF® Implantable Spine Fusion Stimulator been proven and is it covered by insurance?
The SpF® Implantable Spine Fusion Stimulator is FDA approved* and covered by most private health insurance providers, Medicare, and most state Medicaid programs, when deemed medically necessary and when all supporting documentation forms have been appropriately submitted.

Who can I talk to if I have a question?
Please consult your spine surgeon with any questions regarding the SpF® Implantable Spine Fusion Stimulator.

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