Scoliosis is a deformation of the spine that affects 2-5% of teenagers. When severe, the spine is fixed with rods, which limits trunk motion. The aim is to correct the scoliosis without limits. As basis, we use our pre-existing implant that already allows for growth and motion. This implant is made smart by integrating a mechanism that adjust its loading to the invidual patient situation. The level of adjustment is determined with a computer model that predicts optimal loading for correction over time. The novel implant ultimately permantly corrects scoliosis. Together with UMCU, TU Eindhoven, Cresco Spine and InSpine we will work on this important topic for the coming years. More info: https://www.nwo.nl/en/news/six-research-projects-to-start-through-open-technology-programme and for sure here: https://www.utwente.nl/nl/et/nieuws/2024/2/1386401/slim-implantaat-voor-permanente-correctie-van-scoliose

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