“I am a 70-year-old female with some osteoporosis in my bones. On November 20, 2013 I fell on a cobblestone sidewalk, landed on my knee and broke my right femur, the biggest bone in my body. The surgeons classified it as a distal femur break, as it was very close to my knee. It was a very bad break, in fact, the surgeons who repaired it said it was absolutely one of the worst breaks they had ever seen. I had “shattered” the bone and it was in many pieces, some of which looked like eyelashes and eggshells on the x-rays, along with many bigger pieces.
“In early December I had 2 surgeries to repair the bone. They put a titanium rod and 8 metal pins in my leg. I spent almost 3 months in a skilled nursing facility because I was not to put ANY weight on that leg. X-rays subsequently taken at 8 weeks, 14 weeks and 20 weeks post surgery showed NO bone growth.
“After the 20 week appointment I became very concerned that there was no bone growth. After researching regarding bone growth and femur breaks I found that, while it is not too unusual for bone growth to be slow in people over 60, sometimes the bone does not ever grow and eventually many invasive procedures would be tried which may or may not stimulate the bone into growth.
“My daughter and son-in-law urged me to see Dr. Jennifer Schiavone-Ruthensteiner, a Naturopath and their primary physician. On the first visit she prescribed several medicines that were good for bone growth, and gave me my first treatment with a S.C.E.N.A.R. machine., a painless electrical stimulation device. I received a SCENAR treatment once every week. At my 26-week exam, x-rays showed there was a significant amount of bone growth. At my 38-week exam, x-rays showed bone growth was again significantly increased. I have been allowed to put 100% of my body weight on the leg from about 30 weeks post surgery.
“I am convinced that it has been mainly the SCENAR treatments that have stimulated my bone growth. My own research revealed that this is a treatment used by medical personnel in many countries around the world, with great success. My surgeons were supportive when I told them about the SCENAR although it was not a treatment they used.
“I give all the credit to Dr. Jennifer Schiavone-Ruthensteiner for the bone growth and healing from the SCENAR treatments.”