Minimally invasive spinal surgery is the way of the future.
The spinal technology market is rapidly growing – $2 billion is predicted in growth from 2017 to 2022, with 82% of that growth coming directly from spinal implants.
Introducing VAPS & ThIRa
The Vision Augmented Predictive Scoliosis (VAPS™) system is a computer vision screening and prediction tool. Our analytics software package converts anatomical data from CT and MRI images of scoliosis patients aged 10 to 12 into a predicted annual curvature growth rate and a predicted post adolescence net curvature using a proprietary algorithm. Physicians can therefore screen children for the likelihood they will suffer severe curve growth over the course of adolescence which can inform physicians to use our preventative disc replacement procedure. Through a clinical study at a world renown hospital, our engineers have demonstrated an 85% success rate.
Coming Soon … How VAPS™ works
What is ThIRA?
The ThIRA System comprises an intervertebral disc replacement designed to apply asymmetrical forces to oppose the loading patterns that cause scoliosis.
Our patent pending polymer disc acts first to preserve motion and absorb shock and second, to apply the forces necessary to straighten the vertebral element. Through applying an expansive force on the wedged aspects of the curve and a tensile force on the expanded aspects, the device corrects vertebral wedging, thereby straightening the spine
Patient-unique tailoring allows multiple polymer sections to be combined to apply varying forces depending on individual corrective need.
our testing has demonstrated over 60% curvature improvement
when placing an implant at the apex of curvature.
Benefits of Our Solution:
Implantation requires a small incision and minimal muscle dissection
One month v. up to 8 months
Saves up to $60K per patient compared to current methods
Minimally invasive surgery avoids potential risks of complex surgeries