(IsraelNN.com) Anyone who has undergone spinal surgery is familiar with the chronic pain and recurring problems. New spinal patients, however, may have it easier as the field of orthopedics stands to be revolutionized yet again by Israeli science and engineering.
Scorpion Surgical Technologies, an Israeli orthopedic surgical-technology company, has developed a spinal anchoring device implant to replace fusion and stabilization procedures on the spine. The implant introduces a new, less invasive alternative to current orthopedic methods and prevents the movement of vertebrae that results from ruptured discs, and the chronic pain caused by pseudarthritis and osteoporosis.
“The device has particular value for osteoporotic patients,” explains Yaron Aizenbud, General Manager of Scorpion. “By enabling a tight grip despite the soft bone, it is expected to prevent loosening on the vertebra and the need for periodic revision surgery.” The anchor is also ideal for scoliosis patients. Surgical straightening of the spine can be permanently braced with this technology, allowing the patient to stand up straight without a back full of pedicle screws or fusions.