• UK Clears New Bone Healing Device for NHS Use

    The UK cost containment agency, the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), has issued final guidance recommending the use of Bioventus' innovative new bone healing device EXOGEN to treat long bone fractures that have failed to heal after 9 months. The device sends ultrasound waves to the fracture site and is intended for home use by the patient.  According to NICE's independent Medical Technologies Advisory Committee (MTAC), use of the ...
  • Draft Recommendation by NICE Offers Split Decision on Bone Healing Device

    The UK's National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has opened a consultation on its  draft medical technology guidance  on the use of a device to heal fractured bones. The draft guidance recommends use by the National Health System (NHS) of Smith & Nephew's EXOGEN ultrasound bone healing system in treating long bone fractures that have failed to heal after 9 months. Long bone fractures are suitable for treatment if the fracture is stab...