Products Based on Lifespans Technologies


Lifespans Soft Hip Implant*

For Surgical Repair of Proximal Femoral Fractures

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The Lifespans Soft Hip Implant* is designed to reduce painful post-surgical complications (e.g. excessive migration, cut-out, and varus collapse) following the repair of proximal femoral fractures in patients who have soft, low-density trabecular bone tissue.

By affixing our expanding polymer tip technology (Lifespans Soft Tip) to the distal end of a typical sliding hip screw, we have shown significant reductions (up to 70%) in migration under physiologically-relevant conditions simulating varus collapse in cadaveric specimens and synthetic biomechanical foam.**

Benefits:

  • Reduces stress on bone tissue, resulting in up to 70% less migration compared to market-leading sliding hip screws and helical nails in surrogate osteoporotic bone conditions (see Technical Whitepaper)

  • Familiar operational procedures and instrumentation that are nearly identical to typical sliding hip screw implants

  • Simple, cost-effective technology, 40% lower sales price compared to market-leading devics

Status: Pending US FDA 510(k)/CE approval
Expected Sales Launch: Q1 2019 (US/EU)
IP: Patent-pending in USA/EU/China
Origin: Made in USA

*Devices not yet available in the USA/EU - 510(k)/CE Mark approval pending   
**In benchtop laboratory tests using surrogate osteoporotic bone tissue ASTM Type 10


Lifespans Soft Shoulder Implant*

For Proximal Humeral Fracture Fixation Implant

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The Lifespans Soft Shoulder Implant* is designed to reduce painful post-surgical complications (e.g. excessive migration and cut-out of locking screws) following the repair of proximal humeral fractures in patients who have soft, low-density trabecular bone tissue.

This unique implant features locking screws with our proprietary thread design (Lifespans Soft Thread), which has been shown to significantly reduce (by 10-20%) migration under loading conditions physiologically relevant to the forces commonly applied to fractured shoulders during the healing process (typically 6-9 months duration).

Benefits:

  • Reduces stress on bone tissue, resulting in up to 20% less migration** compared to market-leading proximal humeral screws, when tested in surrogate osteoporotic bone conditions (see Technical Whitepaper)

  • Familiar operational procedures and instrumentation that are nearly identical to typical proximal humeral devices

  • Simple, cost-effective technology, with up to 40% lower sales price compared to market-leading devices

Status: Pending US FDA 510(k)/CE approval
Expected Sales Launch: Q3 2019 (US/EU)
IP: Patent-pending in USA/EU/China
Origin: Made in USA

*Devices not yet available in the USA/EU - 510(k)/CE Mark approval pending   
**In benchtop laboratory tests using surrogate osteoporotic bone tissue ASTM Type 10


Lifespans Soft Spine Implant*

Pedicle Screw/Rod System for Spinal Fusion

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The Lifespans Soft Spine Implant* is designed to reduce painful complications following spinal fusion surgery (e.g. excessive migration and cut-out of pedicle screws) in patients who have soft, low-density trabecular bone tissue.

This unique implant features pedicle screws with our proprietary thread design (Lifespans Soft Thread), which has been shown to significantly reduce (by 10-20%) migration under loading conditions physiologically relevant to the forces commonly applied to vertebrae following spinal fusion.**

Benefits:

  • Reduces stress on bone tissue, resulting in up to 20% less migration** compared to market-leading pedicle screws, when tested in surrogate osteoporotic bone conditions (see Technical Whitepaper)

  • Familiar operational procedures and instrumentation that are nearly identical to typical spinal fusion devices

  • Simple, cost-effective technology, with up to 40% lower sales price compared to market-leading devices

Status: Pending US FDA 510(k)/CE approval
Expected Sales Launch: Q3 2019 (US/EU)
IP: Patent-pending in USA/EU/China
Origin: Made in USA

*Devices not yet available in the USA/EU - 510(k)/CE Mark approval pending   
**In benchtop laboratory tests using surrogate osteoporotic bone tissue ASTM Type 10