Enhances Spinal Sources Inc Portfolio of Pedicle Screw Patents
FT., LAUDERDALE, FL., Could 6, 2022 / OrthoSpineNews / — Subsequent to review outcomes beforehand launched by Spinal Sources Inc, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Workplace has issued the Variable-Dimension/Variable-Stiffness Spinal Fixation Rod with Bezier Floor Geometry a patent. The research demonstrated that Bezier-surface, spinal fixation rods present quantifiable benefits over commonplace fixed diameter rods, stepped-reduction-in-diameter rods and conical-shaped rods in helping with correcting Proximal Junction Kyphosis (PJK) adjoining section illness.
Biomechanics knowledgeable Dr. Craig Slyfield describes the know-how. “Our patented fixation rod leverages various diameters alongside discrete linear segments with clean transition areas. This design mimics the anatomical variation in stiffness of the proximal vertebral column to help mitigation of PJK and implant failure attributable to stress shielding.”
Dr. Slyfield continues, “Our distinctive rod know-how provides full management over the size of transition areas, in addition to the size and diameters of linear segments, to tune native rod stiffness. Using transition areas with Bezier floor geometry eliminates the stress concentrations present in stepped rods, extending implant life. This revolutionary spinal fixation know-how is enhanced with using surgical planning software program which leverages AI to supply curvature morphotypes and corrective fixation tuned to particular person sufferers’ anatomies and offers help in predicting adjoining section illness at subsequent ranges. This unparalleled affected person specificity instantly goals to maximise affected person outcomes and medical success past different fixation rods within the trade.”
Sufferers profit from proximally various rod flexibility of progressively decreased diameters and rod tapers. Whereas the bigger diameter sections discovered on the distal finish of the rod add help, the diameter narrows proximally, including flexibility. This proximal flexibility mimics that of the backbone itself to supply a two-fold profit. The primary is decreasing the contributing components to PJK. The second is to attenuate implant loosening and failure attributable to stress shielding.
Various diameters alongside discrete linear segments with clean transition areas give surgeons better management over rod and screw placement, permitting them to accommodate the geometry of the affected person’s backbone–not the rod design. The Spinal Sources patented rod applied sciences cut back stresses on the transition junctions between diameters and the ensuing rod flexibility profile reduces screw-bone contact pressures that contribute to emphasize shielding and implant loosening. Moreover, this flexibility reduces materials stresses in screw necks as in comparison with fixed diameter, stepped and conical part rods and finally contributes to a decreased threat of screw neck breakage.
“The patent on the Variable Stiffness Know-how marks one other milestone for Spinal Sources,” said Bernie Bedor, President and Chief Government Officer of Spinal Sources Inc. “This newest issued patent enhances our current patent portfolio of pedicle screw know-how. It provides us the power to deal with implant loosening utilizing greater than two totally different particular person diameter rods in a single screw head–a complete single-step ROD-CAP-SCREW interface altering the tulip from poly-axial to mono-axial whereas nonetheless permitting for rod manipulation. This mixture, together with our Bezier floor rod know-how, is a real differentiator within the market.”
Bedor continues, “With the ability to present an answer for Degenerative and Deformity Surgeons alike to deal with adjoining section illness and, most significantly, the affected person, has been and all the time can be our focus. Our patented rod and software program resolution represents a complete strategy to spinal fixation that gives maximal biomechanical profit. The platform has further benefits resembling minimizing surgical stocking necessities and eradicating burdensome manufacturing turnaround occasions to which present customized rods are topic. As we additional develop the AI-based rod optimization platform, we’re positioned to supply spinal fixation rods with much more patient-specificity than what’s obtainable immediately.”
About Spinal Sources Inc.
Spinal Sources Inc.® is a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida primarily based spinal medical gadget firm that helps cost-effective affected person case with revolutionary mechanical and bio-mechanical merchandise to alleviate ache, shorten restoration time, restore well being, and prolong high quality of life.
Contact: Bernie Bedor, President and Chief Government Officer, Spinal Sources, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 904-540-9049