The Future – Research and Development

spontech is backed by the long-standing experience of leading spine surgeons, who allow their extensive theoretical and practical knowledge to be incorporated into the development of spontech‘s products.

 

Due to the demographic development it is to be expected that there will be a clear and continuous increase in the occurrence of degenerative spine conditions. At the same time patients' expectations regarding the quality of the surgical outcome are rising. 

The more precisely the original anatomy – which differs from person to person – can be restored, the greater the long-term success of surgery on the spine.

 

Our goal is to provide a much better quality of outcome in spine surgery based on individualized patient care with software-aided surgical planning. This is achieved by a combination of clinical knowledge and extensive data evaluation.

 

spontech develops its products in close cooperation with leading spine surgeons and renowned institutions. Every step is critically monitored and repeatedly evaluated to ensure that the end result is not »just« a new product but a real medical advancement.

However, much more important than the internal evaluation by the specialists involved in the process is the scrutiny performed by external experts, who discuss and assess each product decision in detail and without bias.

 

spontech has been able to establish a panel made up of some of the world’s leading scientists and respected physicians, who place their knowledge and experience at the disposal of the young company. Not only does this high-caliber scientific advisory board validate all product developments in their early stages, but it also provides consultancy to spontech with respect to all technological questions to do with future developments.


Demographic Transition in Germany

The demographic transition is beginning to show results: as the population ages, degenerative spine conditions are also on the increase. This means that the number of operations on the spine is also going up. Regrettably, these surgical procedures are not always successful in the long run: approximately every fifth patient has to undergo subsequent surgery as a result of adjacent degeneration. This is usually due to the fact that the adaptation of the implant to the individual spine anatomy was not a hundred percent successful.



Demographic development by age group in Germany 2016 (Source: Federal Statistical Office of Germany)