SI-Restore: Simplifying the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Dysfunctional SI Joint
Rylan Reed, President
The sacroiliac (SI) spinal disorder, an inflammation of one or both SI joints, causes low back pain and leg pain. These symptoms are often difficult to differentiate from the radiating leg pain of lumbar disc herniation which makes the diagnosis of SI joint pain a big challenge. Fortunately, SI-Restore®, a MedTech company focusing on minimally invasive surgical treatments for SI disorders, educates surgeons and their staff in order to diagnose the dysfunctional SI joint and ensure they follow the necessary steps to begin the treatment process for the patient. SI-Restore’s technology addresses the life-limiting pain associated with SI spinal disorders.
Rylan Reed, President of SI-Restore, explains that the SI-Restore system’s open architecture provides a large fusion environment with features such as helical self-harvesting graft windows and Nano BioBlast™ surface treatment, which boasts tremendous benefits in bone on-growth and through-growth. The graft windows, a function of the open architecture, is carefully designed to capture local bone as the screw is being inserted. SI-Restore even provides instruments in the system to enable surgeons to conveniently pre-pack the screw with biologics or load through the proximal end post-insertion. The Nano BioBlast surface treatment consists of a unique macro and micro surface texture that uniformly increases the surface area that comes in contact with bone during implantation for improved osseointegration. The treatment process delivers a complex range of micro asperities within macro pits to create an enhanced surface morphology and provides a residue-free surface after passivation. SI-Restore also offers an attached pivoting and load distribution cap, delivering 360 degrees of contact with the ilium, which also reduces the undesired advancement of the screw while allowing secure attachment.
We focus solely on the identification of pathologies and biomechanics of the in-tact and dysfunctional SI joint
To bring this holistic system into practice, Reed explains, “We focus solely on the identification of pathologies and biomechanics of the in-tact and dysfunctional SI joint.” He considers the differentiating factor of SI-Restore to be the unaltered focus on SI joint fusion technology. SI-Restore remains surgeon-centric and patient outcome-driven. And the output of this attention is evident through how well the product performs in the OR. Reed remarks, “We truly value the relationship we are able to build with the surgeon that ultimately transcends to the patient’s quality of life improvement.”
When many organization leaders struggle to highlight their product’s uniqueness amongst others, SI-Restore solicits advice from the surgeons regarding their likes and dislikes and tries to incorporate their ideas with regards to usability and expected patient outcomes. This approach reduces steps and time in the OR, which can lead to lower costs and less radiation. As in the words of Reed, “SI-Restore was developed with simplicity in mind while achieving optimal results.” The streamlined instrumentation of SI-Restore includes the press-lock screwdriver, which locks into a screw with a button’s press, a large torx to eliminate stripping, and provides the surgeon with a high level of confidence when engaging the patient with the implant.
SI-Restore works with an unaltered focus on SI joint solutions equipping surgeons with the ideal implant system that provides integrated SI fixation through a minimally invasive technique with the goal of an optimal patient outcome. Looking ahead, Reed believes SI-Restore’s ability to treat SI joint pain in an outpatient setting is a key growth factor. Reed plans to see a navigation interface within the system soon, and SI-Restore is also expanding the portfolio to include a full range of surgical technique options that best address the patient’s pathology. Reed considers increasing market awareness as paramount to SI-Restore, and the company tries to get the product into as many surgeons’ hands as possible.
Description SI Restore focuses on technology addressing the life-limiting pain associated with sacroiliac spinal disorders and provides surgeons with a better way to restore their patients’ quality of life. SI-Restore even provides instruments in the system to enable surgeons to conveniently pre-pack the screw with biologics or load through the proximal end post-insertion. In the case of Nano Bioblast surface treatment, it consists of a unique macro and micro surface texture that uniformly increases the surface area that comes in contact with bone during implantation for improved osseointegration. The treatment process delivers a complex range of micro asperities within macro pits to create an enhanced surface morphology
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