250 million people with osteoporosis (soft bones) globally, and growing.
Today’s implants for fracture repair (screws/nails) fail >30% of the time.
Typical screws and nails are too rigid, easily breaking through soft, brittle, elderly bone.
Solution: Lifespans Technologies
Our proprietary Lifespans Soft Tip and Lifespans Soft Thread are two complimentary technologies improve the resistance to implant migration under both axial and lateral loading conditions, reducing the risk of fixation failures and providing superior treatment for elderly patients.
Lifespans Soft Tip*
A biocompatible polymer cushion for implant tips that reduces stress on soft bone tissue, resulting in up to 70% less migration vs. conventional screws from torque / oblique loading.**
Used in the Lifespans Soft Hip* Implant
Patent-pending USA, EU, China, PCT
Devices not yet available in the USA/EU - 510(k)/CE Mark approval pending
* Technology developed by the Lifespans team at the University of Hong Kong, exclusively licensed to Lifespans, Ltd.
** In benchtop laboratory tests using surrogate osteoporotic bone tissue ASTM Type 10
Lifespans Soft Thread*