The Science Behind FLOW-FX

Beyond simple stabilization, our dynamic solutions help to restore bone for improved fracture healing and better patient care.

Fracture healing is complex

Affecting nearly 100,000 patients each year, improper healing results in delayed and non-union fractures.

Type of Injury

Osteoporotic fractures
Osteoporotic fractures

High risk of fixation failure due to inherent weaknesses in overall bone quality and architecture

Microstructural fractures
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Can be a significant component of subchondral lesions

avascular necrosis (AVN)

Loss of blood supply to the bone can result in fracture and collapse due to bone depth

Healing complications

Delayed Healing Fractures / Non‑unions

DHFs are notoriously difficult to treat and affect both medical outcomes and financial burden to the patient

Failure of

Failure of fracture fixation often leads to challenging surgical revisions

Infection after fracture fixation (IAFF)

High rates of IAFF exist; infections may result in permanent loss of function or amputation

Specific patient populations

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Certain fractures are high risk due to inherent weaknesses in overall bone quality and architecture, injury type and loss of blood supply

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Age-related fractures are projected to increase from 2.1 million in 2005 to over 3 million in 2025, based on the growth of the elderly population most at risk

Painful Joints
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Can often be the result of subchondral fractures

Medical complications and the complexity of treating fractures often result in higher costs, delayed healing, and protracted recovery, which place an excessive burden on the healthcare system and patient quality of life.

Patrick Sweeney, MD, CEO and founder of Flow-FX

Bone is a living, constantly regenerating, dynamic biologic tissue

Fixation alone may not be enough in complex fractures.

Agents that modulate bone formation and remodeling may be needed to further promote healing, but these agents are generally not administered to a fracture at the time of surgery or the necessary time during the healing process or post procedure.

Delivering these agents directly to the fracture site can aid in bone regeneration and may shorten healing times.

Transform bone stabilization into dynamic treatment gateways with Flow-FX