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More than 500 million people report having back pain yet there remain few treatment options.
OrthoSon: developing a safer, cost-effective treatment to restore spine function and alleviate symptoms, for patients living with persistent, discogenic low back pain.
Sonosensitive particles are injected into a degenerated intervertebral disc and activated with external ultrasound to perform a controlled nucleotomy, all with full real-time ultrasound imaging. Hydrogel is then injected, forming in-situ to create a prosthetic nucleus pulposus with a physiological form factor for sustainable restoration.
The entire procedure is designed around a single 0.5mm puncture in the annulus fibrosus and to be performed on a day-case basis. Our patented Passive Acoustic MappingTM procedure will image the nucleotomy in real time for safety and control.
Low back pain is often caused by the degeneration of one or more intervertebral discs. Despite the large number of patients and the significant impact on quality of life, when conservative therapy is unsuccessful, other options can be limited.
We aim to help people who need treatment without the need for major surgery.
Invasive, high-cost procedures associated with significant complications. Poor correlation with diagnosis.