3. Green Sun Medical

Kristopher Sturgis

September 27, 2016

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3. Green Sun Medical

With new prosthetic technologies on the rise, Green Sun Medical (Fort Collins, CO) aims to make their mark with a new spinal brace system for patients suffering from adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The condition causes an abnormal curvature of the spine that typically appears in late childhood, resulting in an elongated "S" or "C" shape in the spine.

Traditional static plastic braces have had limited therapeutic success, saving only one in three from scoliosis surgery. The group's new brace technology works to apply reduction forces dynamically, allowing the patient to generate the constant corrective forces necessary to reduce deformity, while still being able to move freely. Pressure sensors inside the brace can provide daily feedback in real time to ensure that the correct forces are being applied in the correct place--making this brace a revolutionary device that can help correct more cases of scoliosis without the need for surgery. 

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Kristopher Sturgis

Kristopher Sturgis is a freelance contributor to MD+DI.

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