Fracture Healing in Dogs BSAVA CongressApril 3, 2013
Fracture healing in cats and dogs was the subject of our recent photoshoot in preparation for our presence at BSAVA Congress.
The Congress is a key event for us to demonstrate the ability of our new product Sonivet which uses Low intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) for fracture healing in dogs
Sonivet is non-invasive and extensive clinical evidence supports the use of LIPUS in the treatment of recent fractures as well as factures that don't heal (delayed and non-union fractures).
The device is also used in to heal ligament and tendon damage.
LIPUS has been in common use in human medicine worldwide for around 20 years and was first introduced to the UK in 2001. A number of medical devices using LIPUS for the treatment of human fractures are in use in the USA and UK.
This picture shows Monty our model resting while the Sonivet device is held over the injury site. Where the fracture is immobilised with a cast or splint a window can be left to allow the device to be placed against the skin during the treatment sessions. One of its advantages in fractures is that Sonivet can be used in alongside invasive techniques as its effect on healing is not compromised by the presence of wires, or other fixations.
Treatment is given by the owner daily for 20 minutes. The patient feels no sensation and many owners report that their pet enjoys this attention.
The Sonivet device is battery powered and small and light meaning that owners also find it comfortable and easy to use.
BSAVA Congress is a key event in the small animal veterinary world and we hope to present the product to as many vets as possible during the exhibition which takes place at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham between 3rd to 6th April.
The Sonivet team can be found at stand number C17
To book a demonstration please call us on 0191 375 9083