Devices, Robotic Surgery Revolutionize Health Care in Loudoun County, VA

By August 29, 2017Blog, Health Care, Featured

Sarah Price
Business Development Manager

 

“Disruptive” technology abounds and is changing the face, system and delivery of health care – and it is all happening right here in Loudoun County.

Mobile phones and high tech watches reminding us to take our medicine and count our daily steps are common place. And now? 3-D printed interbody devices are revolutionizing spinal corrective procedures for scoliosis, degenerative disk and complex back issues and robotic systems are aiding in complex delicate surgeries.

Loudoun’s own K2M is the first-to-market with a 3-D printed titanium interbody spinal device, which was once considered impractical with traditional manufacturing techniques, but is now a reality. Using a titanium powder and the application of a high-energy laser beam, implants are printed/grown and then surgically inserted between vertebrae alleviating nerve damage and fixing deformities. Developed with uniform porosity and surface roughness, actual bone growth activity can occur — including fusing — which was unknown before this.

Pre-clinical data may not represent clinical results

BONE ONGROWTH
K2M’s Lamellar Titanium Technology incorporates titanium with a surface roughness of 3–5 μm and is designed to allow for direct bony ongrowth.

 

BONE INGROWTH
K2M’s Lamellar Titanium Technology incorporates 500 μm longitudinal channels throughout the implant which, in conjunction with transverse windows, create an interconnected lattice designed to allow for bony integration.

 

Want to recover faster after surgery? Think Robotics.

Robotic-assisted surgery from appendectomies to hernia repair and hysterectomies are occurring with unmatched precision and results in Loudoun’s premier hospitals – Inova Loudoun Hospital and StoneSprings Hospital Center.

Using da Vinci robotic systems, a surgeon controls a robotic platform that is so refined that even complicated and delicate procedures can be performed through small incisions. This allows patients to recover faster with fewer complications, have shorter hospital stays, experience less scarring, and require less narcotic pain medication.

Inova Loudoun Medical Director
Inova Loudoun Hospital
Gregory Schenk, MD, alongside the da Vinci console.

 

 

 

 

 

StoneSprings Hospital Center
offers the da Vinci Xi® robotic surgical system

 

 

The future is now in Loudoun County and health care is moving at a revolutionary pace. 3-D printed interbody devices help people to walk upright pain-free, and robots assist surgeons with delicate procedures, saving time and reducing complications.

So what does health care hold next?

The best way to predict the future is to create it. Loudoun is home to more than 60 companies helping create the future of health innovation. Join us! Contact Sarah Price to find out how your business success is #LoudounPossible.

 

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