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About the Device

Electrical Bone Growth Stimulation

What is the Bone Healing System?

When a bone fractures, the body produces naturally occurring electric fields surrounding and within the fractured bone segments to stimulate repair. These naturally occurring internal electrical fields are a critical, biological signaling process necessary for bone to grow and heal normally.  

The purpose in using a bone growth stimulator is to mimic the body’s own natural occurring signaling processes by the application of an external, electric field for patients who may be at risk of not healing.

The Biomet® EBI® Bone Healing System

What is the Bone Healing System work?

The Bone Healing System is a non-invasive, nonsurgical, medical device intended to treat a fracture nonunion, a failed fusion or congenital pseudarthrosis.  

  • The Bone Healing System has been designed so that it’s convenient to use, comfortable to wear and may be applied on the skin, over a brace, or cast.
  • It’s easy to operate and offers 12 flexible treatment coils to treat any fracture nonunion in the upper or lower extremities.
  • Over 600,000 patients have been treated with the Bone Healing System. 1
  • The Bone Healing System is FDA approved and has more than 40 years of proven clinical use. 2
Watch this short video to learn more about the Bone Healing System

How it works

Getting Started with the Bone Healing System

The Bone Healing System works by sending pulsed electrical impulses from the controller to the treatment site via an external flexible treatment coil, which generates an electromagnetic field that surrounds the treatment site helping to mimic your body’s own natural healing process.  

Recommended Use

The Bone Healing System is programmed to deliver a maximum of 270 therapeutic treatment periods. Zimmer Biomet recommends a therapeutic treatment period of 10 hours per day. A therapeutic treatment period is defined as a 10-hour treatment session accomplished either continuously or discontinuously in segments totaling 10 hours. Patients unable to treat on consecutive days will be able to treat non-consecutively within 400 days after the first one-hour treatment period. If the device is not used for a 12-hour period, the device’s treatment clock will automatically reset and be ready to deliver the next 10-hour therapeutic treatment period when next turned on.

Basic safety precautions should always be followed, including removal of the device prior to showering, bathing or swimming.

Healing outcomes may vary due to health, activity, risk factors or other medical conditions you may have.   Not all patients are candidates for this medical device so it’s important to speak with your doctor. Only a qualified health care professional can determine the appropriate treatment for each patient.

Click here to download a copy of the patient brochures and manuals which contain information and answers to commonly asked questions.

Important Product Information

Product information on the Biomet® EBI® Bone Healing System

INDICATIONS: The Biomet® EBI Bone Healing System® is indicated for the treatment of fracture nonunions, failed fusions, and congenital pseudarthrosis in the appendicular system – (P790002/S028).

USAGE: Federal Law (U.S.A.) restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician. Rx Only - Prescription Only - Single Patient Use Only - Not for Re-Sale or Re-Distribution - Do Not Reuse.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Nonunion fractures in which a synovial pseudarthrosis (fluid filled gap) exists.

Under certain conditions, electromagnetic stimulation could inhibit or impair the functioning of certain external, non-invasive and/or implanted, invasive active medical devices inclusive of “all active electrical and non-active conductive/metallic implants”. Use of the Biomet® EBI Bone Healing System on pregnant patients has not been evaluated; therefore, it is not recommended. MRI scans should not be performed on patients until the device system has been completely removed.

WARNINGS: Use of the Biomet® EBI Bone Healing System for the spine and skull have not been evaluated.

PRECAUTIONS: Nonunion fractures with gaps in excess of 1.0 cm or the presence of fixation devices or instrumentation made from magnetic materials may compromise a successful treatment outcome.

Complete prescribing information including contraindications, warnings and precautions associated with the use of this device may be found online at or by contacting customer service at 1-800-526-2579, extension 6000.

If you have additional questions regarding your doctor’s instructions in using this device, or you are experiencing any type of reaction with the use of this device, contact your doctor immediately. For further product information, including warnings, refer to the Patient Manual at, or contact Customer Service at 1-800-526-2579, extension 6000.

  1. Data on file at Zimmer Biomet – ZBDATA1_20
  2. Data on file Zimmer Biomet – P790002

*The person depicted in the videos herein is a paid actress and not a patient

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