Ortho Kinematics secures Health Canada approval


Ortho Kinematics has received Health Canada authorisation for its Vertebral Motion Analysis “VMA” product.

The VMA is now licensed for sale in Canada, expanding the VMA’s current list of markets, which include the USA and Europe.

The VMA is a diagnostic test for the assessment of spinal motion and radiographic instability. Relative to today’s current standard test, the VMA has been shown in peer-reviewed studies to increase the sensitivity in detecting radiographic instability with no decrease in specificity. According to an Ortho Kinematics press release, VMA has shown to be more accurate, repeatable and result in a lower dose of radiation.

The company plans to begin offering the VMA in Canada later this year, limiting initial distribution to a select group of spine care institutions.