The Star Trek future comes ever closer

(via Engadget)

This new gadget might sound totally fake, but it is a real product (or soon will be). Prepare in the future to have your bones repaired via ultrasonic bone stimulation from the EXOGEN 4000+ Bone Healing System!

Smith & Nephew’s (NYSE: SNN, LSE: SN) Orthopaedic Trauma & Clinical Therapies division today announced FDA exogen.jpgapproval for its EXOGEN 4000+* Bone Healing System.

The EXOGEN 4000+ Bone Healing System is a low-intensity pulsed ultrasound device that is externally applied 20 minutes a day over the site of a broken bone. It is the ONLY bone stimulator:

  • using ultrasound technology approved to treat fractures that that have failed to heal;
  • approved to heal specific fresh fractures faster

The EXOGEN 4000+ is medically proven to promote the body’s natural healing process, speeding the repair of a broken bone. The system is also clinically proven to speed up the healing of certain new fractures by 38 percent and effectively healing 86 percent of hard-to-heal bone fractures.

The system will launch in domestic and International markets in the fall of 2006, and will replace the EXOGEN 2000+*.

There you have it – bone healing from a handheld sonic device. Soon, we’ll be repairing tumors, stopping bleeding, healing phaser knife wounds, and more. This is an exciting time to be seriously injured, isn’t it?

[tags]Exogen 4000+, Ultrasonic bone repair, Star Trek future[/tags]

4 thoughts on “The Star Trek future comes ever closer”

  1. If only it had done something–anything–for me besides waste my time! It’s a $1,000 non-returnable gadget. I wonder how big a kickback my orthopedist got for recommending this turkey.

    And to think I could have bought it on E-Bay. Say . . . maybe I’ll sell it on E-Bay, like all those other chumps are doing.

    I’m off to surgery now.

  2. Ow. Sorry to hear that, Kelley. I wondered if it was worth anything – I haven’t seen any reviews or evaluations for it, but I haven’t looked for them that much, either.

    Thanks for the comment.

  3. Beware when buying one off eBay as it may well have reached the end of its programmed life.

  4. Interesting. I don’t think I’d ever considered the expected lifetime of a device like this. I guess I never saw Captain Kirk need maintenance on his, so just figured whatever these do they would keep doing for a long time. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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