Electic vs Ultrasound bone growth stimulation

I am a 21 year old male and I hit a tree sledding 9 months ago and have had 2 failed ORIF of my left talus and navicular. I currently have severe post traumatic osteoarthritis at the talo-navicular articulation as well as a non-union of the navicular bone. I am going to have an isolated talo-navicular arthrodesis over Christmas along with an iliac crest bone graft. I have received contradicting information on what types of bone growth stimulator to use. I have had one OS prescribe an electrical bone growth stimulator (OL1000) which emits a combined magnetic field and yet another one suggest ultrasound bone healing system (Exogen 2000).
What are the differences in the two technologies and how can I determine which is best for my specific case?

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    Vivian Abrams DPM

    9 10

    I am sorry, I only have experience with the pulsed electromagnetic field type of bone stimulator. I have seen a bit of information about the ultrasound, but have not used it. Truthfully, and thankfully, I do not have much call for these items. Sorry I can’t give you information


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