Benefits of Automation
"The more highly fractionated the distraction frequency, the better the outcome"
-Ilizarov, G. A.: Clinical Application of the Tension-Stress Effect for Limb Lengthening, Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, Lippincott 1990, p. 15.
"With the autodistractor, the bone in the distraction zone clearly demonstrated the formation of a cortex that was difficult to differentiate from the original bone ... Without the increased frequency (available from an autodistractor) the cortex that forms is less substantial."
-Ilizarov, G. A.: The Tension-Stress Effect on the Genesis and Growth of Tissues, Operative Principles of Ilizarov, SpringerVerlag 1991, pp. 234-240.
"We are sure an increased rate with more increments is beneficial for the generate tissues."
-Morandi, Max: Letter t( J."Vi. Holloway, 1990.
"In three patients' usage, all have noted marked reduction in discomfort and pain."
-Holloway,J. Michael: United States Government Memorandum on Automator Use, Cases 1,2 &3,1992.
"The very small but frequent adjustments allowed by the Automator reduce the pain."
-Ray, Melvin: Automator Patient, 1992
"She's only been on automation for 24 hours but has ceased using any injectable narcotic and has only needed the tylenol 3."
-Holloway M.D.J. Michael: United States Government Memorandum on Automator Use, Case 3,1992.
"This method of pain control (the Autogenesis Automator TM) does reduce the amount of narcotics needed."
-Garbutt M.D., Leopold H. Letter to Medicare, August 8, 1992
"When limb lengthening with the autodistractor, the entire space between the bone ends was filled with relatively dense regenerated bone by the 23rd day (With the manual method after 28 days), the space between the bone ends was partially filled with regenerate bone of very low density."
-Ilizarov, G. A.: The Tension-Stress Effect on the Genesis and Growth of Tissues, Springer-Velar 1991, p.235.
"She was placed on Autogenesis pain control therapy to enable her to leave the hospital quite sometime before she could have gone home without this type of pain control, thereby saving you money and saving her the expense of hospitalization."
-Garbutt M.D., Leopold 11. Letter to Medicare, August 8, 1992
*Fewer Connective Tissue Problems
"There was better preservation of muscle tissue after lengthening with more fractional rhythm of distraction."
-Makarov, Marina et al: Abstract of paper presented at ASAMI 1999.