ApiFix System for surgical correction of scoliosis performed for the first time in the UAE at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital

ApiFix System for surgical correction of scoliosis performed for the first time in the UAE at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital

Typically, youngsters in their early teenage years are affected by this progressing deformity which normally requires therapy relying on the severity of the situation.  With milder kind of scoliosis therapy consists of physiotherapy and bracing whereas a extra vital curve wants a surgical correction.  The surgical correction till lately has consisted of the implantation of rods that permits for straightening of the backbone, with the downside that the backbone turns into stiff and motionless, stopping additional development, vital participation in sports activities and bears the danger of additional degeneration of the different components of the backbone at a later stage.

Dr Marc Sinclair, Advisor Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, stated, “Lately, there has been a paradigm shift in the management of scoliosis, in that surgical procedures have become available allowing for correction of the deformity without requiring the stiffening of the spine.  The ApiFix System is one of these techniques allowing for a correction of the deformity and at the same time maintaining flexibility of the spine.”

Dr Marc added, “The most recent model of the ApiFix is promising because it permits for correction with minimal surgical time and considerably lowered blood loss resulting in a really quick hospital keep for the affected person.  The affected person may also return to leisure stage of sports activities actions inside a pair of months.

“We have now performed the first two instances of scoliosis handled with ApiFix in the Center East exterior of Israel final week at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital, and each sufferers have recovered effectively with a hospital keep of no more than three days and with a lot better outcomes than the basic manner of the implantation of rods.

“Maintaining flexibility of the spine is one aspect of the new implant; however, the implant also allows the spine to continue growing which was not possible with the more traditional fixation methods.   Therefore, the method is also suitable for younger children aged 10/11.  The implant has not yet been approved for children younger than 10 years of age although this might well be possible in the future.”

David Jelley, Hospital Director at Mediclinic Parkview Hospital concludes, “We are extremely proud of Dr Sinclair and our expert theatre, ward and rehabilitation support team. They are amongst the most experienced sub-specialists in the region leveraging the latest biomedical advancements affording us enhanced visualisation for improved surgical precision leading to better clinical outcomes for our young patients.”