A medical device from Israel will allow for less invasive, cheaper and more effective correction of severe spinal curvature.
No matter how many times their parents may tell them to “stand up straight,” thousands of teens with a severe form of the spinal curvature called scoliosis can’t do so without costly six-hour surgery — and even then, the deformity may not be perfectly corrected.
Straightening the spine is going to get much simpler when Israel’s new ApiFix implant passes successfully through the trials and approvals stages. ApiFix involves minimally invasive surgery, which minimizes risks, scar size, complications, recovery time and cost.
ApiFix system incorporates a miniature ratchet mechanism that enables incremental changes over several months, resulting in a better outcome than the standard procedure that costs upward of $100,000.