ApiFix expands its European footprint

ApiFix said Wednesday it is opening new treatment centers in Italy, France and the Netherlands, which will use the company’s ApiFix minimally invasive system for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The system, which has CE Mark clearance for the European Union, has been used to treat over 50 patients since approval, according to the Israel-based company. “Scoliosis surgery is the most invasive procedure in spine. Now, there is a minimally invasive alternative for many of these children and adolescents. Scoliosis curve correction at one-to-three years follow-up is substantial for these adolescents. Equally important, patients are pain-free and happy with their new back shape. No implant failure has been observed,” Apifix clinical trial principal investigator Dr Yizhar Floman of the Israel Spine Center said in a press release. While most treatments for scoliosis require spinal fusion, the ApiFix system does not use fusion, avoiding the potential for loss of spine mobility, according to Apifix. The company said they are continuing to track 25 patients after positive 1 to 3 year follow ups. The post ApiFix expands its European footprint appeared first on MassDevice.
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Implants Spinal Surgical Apifix Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: In this study we were not able to demonstrate any clinical nor radiological statistical differences between male and female patients who are candidate for surgical treatment. PMID: 30905110 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
This study aimed to obtain reference values of lumbar lordosis (LL) and lower LL (LLL) from normal asymptomatic groups, determine the relationship between them and pelvic incidence (PI), and establish the predictive formula for ideal LLL in the elderly Korean population.MethodsStanding plain lateral radiographs of the whole spine, including the pelvis, were analyzed in asymptomatic adult male volunteers without back pain or prior surgery involving the spine or lower extremity. Volunteers with scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, segmental disk space narrowing, and/or compression fractures in the radiographs were excluded. The fol...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeWhile many studies have explored the association between paravertebral muscle (PVM) change and low back pain/lumbar spinal stenosis, little is known about PVM change in adult degenerative scoliosis (ADS). The present study explored the PVM change in ADS and investigated its association with bony structural parameters.MethodsWe evaluated 78 patients in ADS without radiculopathy (ADS group) and 65 healthy persons without degenerative lumbar diseases (control group). Percentage of fat infiltration area (%FIA) of multifidus muscle at L1 to S1 disk level was measured by MRI, using ImageJ software. Lumbar scoliosi...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Study Design. Cross-sectional. Objective. To describe quality of life in males and females with idiopathic scoliosis. Summary of Background Data. Idiopathic scoliosis is a three-dimensional deformity affecting the growing spine. The prevalence of larger curves, requiring treatment, is higher in females. Methods. This cross-sectional study comprised 1519 individuals with idiopathic scoliosis (211 males) with a mean (SD) age of 35.3 (14.9) years. They all answered the Scoliosis Research Society 22 revised (SRS-22r) questionnaire and EuroQol 5-dimension-index (EQ-5D). Five hundred twenty eight were surgically treat...
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: DEFORMITY Source Type: research
Conclusion. A multimodal intraoperative anesthetic regimen incorporating ESP blocks was able to eliminate the need for postoperative opioid analgesia following posterior spinal fusion. surgery. This case report serves as proof-of-concept that this regimen may significantly improve pain trajectories and reduce opioid use in this patient population. Level of Evidence: 4
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
Authors: Strikovic V, Krasnik R, Zvekic-Svorcan J, Demesi DC, Kuhajda D, Ivanic J, Vuklis D Abstract OBJECTIVES: Back pain often develops in early childhood and becomes more frequent during adolescence. The aim of this study was to determine potential risk factors and the therapy effects on back pain in children. METHODS: This retrospective study included 96 boys and girls treated for back pain in outpatient and hospital setting in the 1.1.2016-31.12.2016 period at the Institute of Child and Youth Health Care of Vojvodina, Serbia. The influence of sex, age, physical activity and presence of concomitant locomoto...
Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil Source Type: research
PMID: 30844831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Clin Orthop Relat Res Source Type: research
Rationale: Severe rachiterata is rarely described as a complication of pregnancy, and it was assumed as a contraindication to pregnancy. We first report a case of severe spinal deformity associated both with scoliosis and kyphosis in pregnancy. Patient concerns: A 38-year-old pregnant woman [28+1 weeks of twin pregnancy, gravida 3, para 2 (G3P2)] was admitted to the emergency department with complaints of persistent productive cough, with increased expectoration, dyspnea, dizziness, fatigue, and irregular abdominal pain. She had obvious spinal protrusion of lateral bending deformity and kyphosis with “S” t...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVEAfter using PROsetta Stone crosswalk tables to calculate Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Physical Function (PF) and Pain Interference (PI) scores, the authors sought to examine 1) correlations with Scoliosis Research Society-22r (SRS-22r) scores, 2) responsiveness to change, and 3) the relationship between baseline scores and 2-year follow-up scores in adult spinal deformity (ASD).METHODSPROsetta Stone crosswalk tables were used to converted SF-36 scores to PROMIS scores for pain and physical function in a cohort of ASD patients with 2-year follow-up. Spearman co...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery.Spine - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Spine Source Type: research
Conclusion. While the prevalence of spinal pathologies is not known, the rate of elective lumbar fusion surgery in the United States increased most for spondylolisthesis and scoliosis, indications with relatively good evidence of effectiveness. The proportion of fusions coded for indications with less evidence of effectiveness has slightly decreased in the most recent years. Level of Evidence: 3
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: SURGERY Source Type: research
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