The ApiFix System
The need for a spine surgery to correct Adolescent Idiopathic (AIS) can be a difficult process.
The ApiFix System is indicated for AIS patients with deformity classified as Lenke type 1 and 5 and a Cobb angle up to 60 degrees. Both major and secondary curves must be flexible, confirmed using Lateral Bending X-rays, in order to allow gradual correction over time.
For patients with these indications, the surgical procedure is less invasive, compared to the traditional standard of care. The unilateral implant system is attached to the spine on the concave side of the major curve using only two to three screws. This is a short and comparatively simple procedure that takes about one hour. On completion of the procedure, the patient returns home after a short hospitalization period (2-3 days).
Conventional Scoliosis Treatment vs. The ApiFix System
|Typical Standard Scoliosis Case||Typical ApiFix Case|
|Incision length||~45 cm||~10-20 cm|
|Surgery time||4-6 hours||~2-3 hour|
|Hospitalization||6-7 days||2-3 days|
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