As a global medical device company focused on the improvement of patients’ lives, Orthofix offers an array of reconstructive and regenerative orthopedic and spine solutions to physicians around the world. Through minimally invasive procedures, the company provides treatment for a number of spinal complications, eliminating the need for complex surgery. Focusing on several areas of the spine, Orthofix collaborates with skilled surgeons and engineering professionals in order to give patients superior spinal solutions to enhance the quality of their lives.
The cervical spine is a delicate, yet remarkably strong and flexible structure of vertebrae, nerves, and muscles beginning at the base of the skull, connecting to the thoracic spine. With its complex structure and daily use, this area of the spine is prone to injury and several painful conditions. Orthofix’s Centurion Posterior Occipital Cervico-Thoracic System (or POCT) for example, is one of many cervical spine solutions. This temporary component comprised of a variety of segments allows a surgeon to build a spinal implant construct along the cervical spine, intended to provide immobilization and stabilization of spinal segments that may have been affected by fractures, deformities, or degenerative diseases.
Including both the thoracic and lumbar regions of this spine, thoracolumbar injuries are typically caused by high-impact trauma that fracture bones, degenerative diseases, or deformities. Orthofix offers many different implants and instrument platforms designed for correctional procedures, like the Forza PTC Spacer System. This implant allows the patient’s bone to grow into its surface, creating a bond between that and the implant itself, effectively correcting deformities caused by degenerative disc disease.
Spinal deformities can be caused by a variety of reasons like unnatural curvature caused by scoliosis, or damage to the spine resulting in misshapen healing patterns. Orthofix provides products and tools needed to properly correct these deformities, including the Firebird Deformity Correction System, and Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy (or POS) set, designed to aid surgeons in these challenging procedures.
While the products and procedures listed above are just a few of many of Orthofix’s wide range of medical advancements, the company aims to further improve the lives of patients through collaboration with partners like the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children. Community involvement is another aspect of the company’s efforts, providing charitable organizations that serve underprivileged regions with monetary funding, and holding employee fundraising efforts to support the U.S. based tissue and organ donation organization Donate Life. With their devotion to bettering the lives of those with orthopedic complications around the world, Orthofix continues to set the standard for medical aid and patient care.