In 2006 SPONDYLOS has encountered the digital world of high technology for the treatment of spine conditions.
Thus far construction of braces was empirically. Measurements were taken by application of plaster bandage to the patient's body for obtaining a plaster cast, resulting in psychological burden and inconvenience.
Today via a three minute scan of their body, with a Laser beam we obtain a digital mold.
The processing of the plaster cast was made by scrabbling with rasps, in points, which empirically the technician's through his experience, considered the corrections that needed to be done to the mold, so the brace to be functional.
Today is processed in CAD CAM programs with high precision, three-dimensionally, by the introduction of digital x-rays into the digital mold, so as the technician to have a real body with its skeleton, and with special digital tools to make the desired corrections and verify them in each stage.
The final mold is created in the digital pantograph (Carver) that carves with high precision cylinders of polyurethane, to obtain the real mold with the desired corrections. The application of the molten polypropylene in vacuum, results in absolute impression of the mold. Through control systems, based on the ISO 9001:2008 certification, is assured the harmonization with the production standards.
In reexamination is controlled the corrective capacity of the brace on the patient, by the use of surface topography appliances such us Formetric 4D, Ortelius and SpineScan, without the frequent use of dangerous radioactive radiation.
Finally in the clinical and laboratory research department of our biomechanical lab is investigated the capabilities of the brace as well as the monitoring (control) of the pressures to the body and the compliance (acceptance) of the application instructions from our young patients.