Stim onTrack, an app from Orthofix International designed to help patients comply with bone growth stimulation therapy, has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Spine Technology Award, presented by Orthopedics This Week.
“We are honoured to accept this award on behalf of our team of dedicated people who work hard every day to develop innovative technologies like the Stim onTrack app,” says Brad Niemann, President of the Orthofix BioStim strategic business unit. “This new mobile application and our latest generation CervicalStim and SpinalStim bone growth stimulators are great examples of … technology advancements that are designed to improve patient outcomes.”
The Stim onTrack app provides patients with a daily treatment reminder and a device usage calendar to help them adhere to their prescription and take an active role in their recovery from spine fusion surgery.
The app is compatible with Orthofix’s CervicalStim and SpinalStim bone growth stimulators, which direct a low-level pulsed electromagnetic field into tissue, which stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells to augment the body’s natural healing process. The stimulators are a safe, non-invasive treatment that promote postoperative lumbar and cervical fusion.
Physicians can use the app to receive real-time data on how closely their patients are adhering to their prescribed treatment, improving their ability to provide personalised follow-up and postoperative care.
“We are proud to partner with physicians to help patients redefine their recovery process through better tracking and adherence to their therapy,” says Neimann.
Orthopedics This Week publishes healthcare news for professionals in the orthopaedics industry. Their Spine Technology Awards recognise significant technological advances in spine medical devices.
“The Spine Technology Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary and innovative spine surgery products and the engineering teams and inventors who create them,” says Robin Young, founder and publisher of Orthopedics This Week and RRY Publications. “We are pleased to present Orthofix with this award in recognition of the Stim onTrack mobile app and its potential to facilitate therapy compliance and ultimately improve patient outcomes.”
Stim onTrack is free and available through the iTunes app store.
The winners of the awards were announced last week at the North American Spine Society (NASS) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA, and will be published in an upcoming issue of Orthopedics This Week.