Spinologics Publishes another article on its novel biomechanical spinal model

Posted on 08/12/13

Spinologics’ latest publication is now publicly available.  This article exemplifies some novel capabilities of its proprietary biomechanical model of the spine available for consultation.  A leading advantage of the model is the thorough analyses of surgical maneuvers performed during spinal instrumentation. This capacity enables effective interpretation of spinal implant performance and, consequently, affords a platform to perform product development and optimization.

Spinologics invites all to read the article now.

Spinologics proudly launches the SCOLIOSCREEN

Posted on 07/24/13

The Scolioscreen is a proprietary device validated as an accurate and reliable tool to measure spinal deformities. See the great instructional video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEedfje_oUo 

Spinologics presents at the 20th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques

Posted on 07/9/13

Spinologics will be presenting the results of its clinical trial that explored the accuracy and reliability of the Scolioscreen device used to screen for spinal deformities at the 2013 IMAST congress.  Results comparing a surgeon, nurse, and parent of a scoliotic patient demonstrated the Scolioscreen to be as accurate as the gold standard – regardless of the user.  This suggest that anyone who follows the simple instructions of use can gain valuable insight into ones spinal deformity.

 

Fortier-Tougas, C., Labelle, H., Parent, S., Driscoll, M., and Mac-Thiong, JM*., (2013), Use of the Scolioscreen to support the IPhone when measuring the angle of trunk inclination in scoliosis. Comparison with the IPhone alone and with the Scoliometer, 20th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST), Vancouver, Canada

Questions for Patients to Ask

Posted on 06/4/13

This is an interesting post from the Scoliosis Research Society: “Questions for Patients to Ask” (https://www.facebook.com/ScoliosisResearchSociety). These are questions I frequently answer during scoliosis clinics. From my perspective, I like to give my patients this reference guide for those awaiting for surgery: “Scoliosis – Preparing for surgery” (for the English edition or for the French edition). This pocketbook is useful for both patients and parents as it provides information about the periods before, during and after surgery, and helps reduce stress associated with surgery. Another question I am frequently asked by those with mild or moderate curve is how they can detect any rapid progression of their scoliosis. Nowadays, screening methods are more readily available to the general population, especially with the advent of new smartphone apps that can be used to measure the rib hump or trunk deformity. You still have to be careful if you use those apps because regular smartphones cases are not adapted to measure the rib hump. Personally, I use the Scolioscreen sleeve that conforms to the back shape when taking the measurement. It has now been made available to the public and caregivers on the Spinologics website.

 

Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong, MD, PhD