I heard from the rep about the bone stimulator. He said my part of the cost would be $500. I think you said that, but I thought that was what they charged the insurance company. So, I’m a little sticker shocked.
I called him back to find out what kind it was, so I could do a little research to see if they really work. He got kind of defensive, and warned me not to buy a used one online. He is a salesperson, not a caregiver. He said it is an ultrasound device made by Exogen.
My googling revealed that there are not great studies, but some people got good results. The devices are for one person to use and then toss. They are programmed to die after a given number of uses. The wholesale cost is $1500, they ask $4000, and my insurance company pays $2500. There are certain things about our medical system that I find disturbing, and this is one of them.
That said, I trust you and I am grateful for your care. If you recommend it, I’ll go for it. My PT said I should ask you what % bone healing I currently have.
Since the rep gave me the idea, I looked up the Exogen on Craigslist, and they go for $60 - $250 (used). Is this an option?