Case reports, scientific paper and articles
Impact of the NSpine Arosa meeting collaboration
Clinical Ennovate® case on complex adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, performed by Bronek Boszczyk and Oded Hershkovich in the Queen´s Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK. The full case was presented during the Nspine Meeting 2018 in Switzerland and also published in Spinal News international in June 2018.
First Spanish program of virtual body donation. Medico-legal issues and academic, clinical care and research interest.
Body donation is in the basis of transplantation programs, founded on receptor and donor rights. Nevertheless, if the purpose is not directed to healthcare, the regulation is different both in live or deceased individuals. “Imaging techniques” generates digital files containing the “virtual body” of the patient, raising a new possibility: virtual body donation, which is not regulated in Spain and would not be compliant with legal requirements for other ways of donation.
The effect of cement augmentation on pedicle screw fixation under various load cases
Results from a combined experimental, micro-CT, and micro-finite element analysis – Anchorage of pedicle screw rod instrumentation in the elderly spine with poor bone quality remains challenging. Our study aims to evaluate how the screw bone anchorage is affected by screw design, bone quality, loading conditions, and cementing techniques.
Micro-CT and micro-FE analysis of pedicle screw fixation under different loading conditions
Anchorage of pedicle screw instrumentation in the elderly spine with poos bone quality remains challenging. In this study, micro finite element models were used to assess the specific influence of screw design and the relative contribution of local bone density to fixation mechanics. The implants discussed were Ennovate® pedicle screws. The very positive outcomes were published in the Journal of Biomechanics in December 2017 and are also available at ELSEVIER.
In silico optimization of a novel pedicle screw design and validation by experimental results
Posterior dorsal instrumentation with pedicle screw rod systems is still the gold standard for spinal fusion procedures. The pedicle screw itself plays a major role for this stabilization construct regarding bone anchorage and load bearing of the adjacent vertebrae. However pedicle screw failure is reported in the range of 3-7%.  The aim of this study was to increase the mechanical strength of a pedicle screw by stress optimization of the thread screw design with respect to improve the endurance properties.
µFE Analysis of the pedicle-screw-bone-interface under different loading conditions
While pedicle screw rod instrumentation is still the gold standard for the treatment of a diverse range of spinal degenerative disorders, anchorage in the elderly spine with poor bone quality remains challenging. Yet, there are no models available to assess the specific influence of screw design parameters at the pedicle screw-bone-interface. In our study, we aimed to develop numerical micro finite element (µFE) models based on µCT scans to investigate the screw bone interface on a micro scale level.
Ennovate® PolyLock®: Solutions Beyond Fusion
The Ennovate® PentaCore® Screw is the new benchmark in the Pedicle Screw Systems market. Ennovate screws have a significantly higher pullout force, shear strength, and overall endurance than other screws currently available on the market, concludes a recently published study in the Journal of Biomechanics.
SpineScan: A key to lean process management to improve quality and reduce costs
Less is more – The increasing economic burden and complexity in hospital processes forces hospitals to map and improve their structures and processes and to increase the treatment quality and safety in patient care. The implementation of lean projects for overall increases of efficiency, as well as quality improvements and processes, seem to be a promising key factor.
The invisible cost of spine surgery
Spine surgery is changing – The increasing demands on treatment concepts are making hospital processes more complex, and all departments are affected. Hospitals need more than just products – they need sustainable solutions that improve daily work in order to face the challenges of spine surgery. This is where Ennovate® comes in.
International study in 95 spine centers
With the philosophy of one screw, one system, one platform for all processes, the modular Ennovate® platform offers systemic, customized solutions for all indications and techniques, and for all current challenges in the entire OR and hospital workflow. Presenting the results from an international study done in 95 spine centers, this paper published in Spine Journal 2017 examines and acknowledges the systemic solution offered by the Ennovate® platform.
The Ennovate® Platform as “Best Practice”
Systemic solutions are the future in spine surgery! This article published in Spinal News International in December 2017 point out the advantages of having a modular and customizable platform to meet current challenges in the entire OR and hospital workflow across a broad array of indications.