RADs are custom fitted to the arthritic knee surface and are phenomenally robust polymer joint caps intended to pad damaged cartilage and restore cushioning. This disruptive technology will make conventional total knee replacements (TKAs) obsolete because RADs are implanted during outpatient procedure through tiny incisions (under 2 cm) in the knee allowing minimally invasive surgery. The arthritis patients using RADs get to save their joints, reducing pain, improve function with a return to work or sport in days.
iOrthopedics, Inc. (iOI) is developing novel spine technology to aide correction of both horizontal disc space and longitudinal deformity. The Universally Expanding Cage (UEC) can change size during implantation, allowing surgeons to modify disc space fit for ideal apposition between vertebrae for each patient. UEC expands variably at either end of the implant device or overall, to correct spine pathologies. The UEC promotes cervical to lumbar fusion, improving vertebral deformity correction. Innovative expansion is controlled for minimally invasive surgery.
The RAD for the hip is an orthopedic implant configured for deployment between opposing members of a hip joint structure that addresses many of the shortcomings of prior artificial joints. The arthroplasty implants embodying features of the invention are configured to preserve joint motions while removing the pain and dysfunction following the development of arthritis or joint injury.
iOI’s initial patents on Stabilizers dating back to 1995/1996 introduced a novel method to attach soft tissue to bone. Stabilizers were the only surgical device that fixed soft tissue to bone stronger than tissue disruption forces thereby allowing faster recovery.
iKnees are for patients who want less knee pain and more function, combining outpatient polymer joint cushions with minimally invasive orthopedic methods. Custom fit to patients' needs, medical polymers used in iKnees aim to cap the end of the femur. These medical polymers have proved safe for decades in human spine and extremity applications. Minimally invasive surgical techniques enable a fast return to work and sports while saving natural cartilage and ligaments.