The ApiFix indications are:
The ApiFix screws are placed on both sides of the apex of the major curve, in the concave side.
The ApiFix system will not correct rotation. It is therefore indicated for those patients not having significant rotation.
No surgical intervention is needed after implant is in place.
Once the correction is stable, it may be possible to remove the implant. However, such a removal has not yet been tested.
The unique poly-axial joints at the implant-screw interface do not allow transfer of any movement. The loads are purely axial and therefore the load is much easier to bear. In addition, the gradual correction enables the soft tissues to slowly accommodate the correction and thus the resulting loads are reduced.
Amorphous Diamond Like Coating (ADLC) is a ceramic coating successfully used in orthopedics for many years.
The physiotherapy protocol is short and simple and can be done at home. For optimal outcome, it is recommended to be assisted by a professional, at least until the exercises are performed satisfactorily.
5 simple exercises need to be repeated daily (for about 20 minutes a day) starting 2 weeks after the operation and continuing until a satisfactory correction is achieved.
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