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|Tech Review Part 2: Rib Fracture / Pain Monitoring (Enlarge Video)
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PROLOGUE: THE PAIN THERAPY MARKET
The American pain relief treatment industry is expansive and a vastly lucrative market. It appeals greatly to the population that is drawn to the 'promise' of restoring quality of life and physical performance through the reduction/elimination of stress and discomfort. The varying range of pain treatment strategies on the market lends itself to a seemingly endless array of options for products, technologies, drugs and point of care therapies. MedTech Reviews takes on the commitment to challenge the efficacy of a selected brand based on their claims of pain therapy from their wearable therapeutic innovations. For this product review, our efficacy testers and claim challengers brought us AXIOBIONICS. In this unique observational report, Dr. Bard performs as both the actual patient (for his various physiological injuries and chronic pains) + the investigative imaging specialist, providing a complete assessment of the therapeutic process + extensive regular scanning of the musculoskeletal effects of the devices in question. (See complete report)
OVERVIEW ON THE PAIN THERAPY MARKET : The American pain relief treatment industry is expansive and a vastly lucrative market. It appeals greatly to the population that is drawn to the 'promise' of restoring quality of life and physical performance through the reduction/elimination of stress and discomfort.
The varying range of pain treatment strategies on the market lends itself to a seemingly endless array of options for products, technologies, drugs and point of care therapies. Our short list of non-surgical pain relief options considered for this test included:
NSAID/ Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
PEMF /Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy
Temperature inducing devices
Infrared Light Therapy devices
TENS/Muscle Stimulator dev.
Massage/Vibration therapy dev.
Ultrasound therapy dev.
Out of 25 candidates who promote non-invasive MSK therapeutic solutions for pain and injury, our producers narrowed our search to a category of WEARABLE THERAPEUTIC DEVICES. We were impressed by the real-time patient demos that highlighted a compelling BEFORE AND AFTER set of video clips presenting the efficacy of this innovation. AxioBionics was one of the main brands whose marketing website and videos stood out on our list for its wide cast of physiological issues including SPINAL CORD INJURY, DROP FOOT to GENERAL INFLAMMATION.
Under the research team leadership and execution of Dr. Robert L. Bard, the MedTech Reviews program employs his diagnostic experience and practice-wide access to all current medical technologies. A major part of his work is research and recognition of some of all innovations before they hit the open market, and also to challenge and analyze their claims and actual effects on patients. He conducts real-world applications of prototypes, receiving validation on what's "under the hood" and even stretching the capacity of their engineering design (also known as 'battle testing') which leads to publishing a comprehensive report for both the medical and patient communities.
Product reviews in the medical field fosters the need to challenge developers' claims or validate their efficacy, sharing findings (let them be positive or otherwise) to benefit patient care practices across the globe. Supporting the non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic device market also supports the expanding design/engineering trends and advancements that make up the future of medicine itself.
Evaluation Date: 3/5/2021 (4:30est)
Device 1 for review: Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) with reusable adhesive electrodes
Initial product info from AxioBionics: https://www.axiobionics.com/wp-content/uploads/MuccioTherapeutic-Effectiveness-of-AxioBionics-Wearable-Therapy-Pain-Management-System-in-Patients-with-Chronic-Lower-Back-Pain2021.pdf
EXCERPT FROM RADIOLOGY REPORT: The ultrasound verifies that there's no hematoma around the lit rib and that there was no evidence of puncture of the lung that is no pneumothorax and no hematoma in the lung.
(Image-R) On the right side of the ninth rib, two arrows are indicating the impact and fracture area. The top arrow points to the elevated part of the spiral fracture or "green stick" fracture (something that happens with long bones, like legs and femurs). The space between the top arrow and the bottom arrow shows the displacement of the fracture, which is over the point of maximum pain to correlate. This may not always show up on an x-ray or an MRI. It would show up on a pet CT scan, which is impractical in rib fractures.
EXPANDED SCAN REPORTS OF POST-THERAPY (FROM DAY 10)