Spine Surgeons Say New Device, ApiFix®, Makes Kids’ Scoliosis Surgery Minimally Invasive

Australian, Canadian and US kids are traveling to Europe and Israel
for the ApiFix non-fusion treatment of their scoliosis

“Standard scoliosis surgery is the most invasive procedure in spine.
ApiFix now gives us a minimally invasive alternative to offer many of
these children,” said Prof. Yizhar Floman, M.D., Director of the Israel
Spine Center at Assuta Hospital, Tel Aviv, and past President of the
Israel Spine Society.

announced today that the company is helping the parents of
children from Australia, Canada and the United States who have
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) to identify spine surgeons in
Europe and Israel who have adopted the ApiFix® system to treat AIS.
ApiFix is approved for sale in Europe and Israel.

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“There is an acute need for an alternative to today’s standard for
scoliosis correction in children and adolescents, which is the most
aggressive and invasive procedure in spine surgery,” said Uri Arnin,
CEO. “Therefore we are grateful to be able to introduce the parents of
children with AIS to spine surgeons who have adopted ApiFix and are
treating patients in countries where ApiFix is now approved for use.”

“The scoliosis curve correction at up to three years follow-up is
substantial for the children who have been treated with the
less-invasive ApiFix procedure. We are extremely proud to be able to
offer this innovation to children and adolescents from 10 to 17 years of
age,” said Prof. Dr. Yizhar Floman.

A clinical study of The ApiFix® System led by Prof. Dr. Floman, past
President of the Israel Spine Society, was published this year in the
peer-reviewed medical journal Scoliosis, which concluded
that “there are many drawbacks to the current gold standard of AIS
surgery, which are almost nonexistent with the
use of ApiFix.

Now, there’s the ApiFix system,” approved for sale in Europe and
designed to be a new standard for correcting scoliosis in children and

ApiFix® is a commercial-stage company that has developed the CE-marked
System — a non-fusion minimally invasive treatment
alternative for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). Scoliosis
surgery is the most invasive procedure in spine. The average procedure
fuses 10 vertebrae together using 20 screws, resulting in significant
and permanent loss of spine mobility.

(For detailed clinical data, contact ApiFix CEO Uri Arnin: uri@apifix.com.)


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