Our Platform – Ellipse Technology
Ellipse Technologies, Inc. is an innovative company dedicated to the design, development, and successful commercialization of non-invasively adjustable, remote controlled implants for a broad spectrum of spinal and orthopedic applications. Ellipse has developed remote controlled distraction systems using magnets which may eliminate the need for additional surgeries for adjustment. The initial products aid in the restoration of proper anatomic position and alignment of the spine and correct limb length discrepancies of the femur and tibia.
MAGEC® Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
The MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) System is an adjustable growing rod used to brace the spine during growth to minimize the progression of scoliosis. Following a surgical procedure to implant the rod, it can be non-invasively distracted in the physician’s clinic or office using the MAGEC External Remote Controller. Read more about the MAGEC Spinal Bracing and Distraction System
PRECICE® Intramedullary Limb Lengthening System
The PRECICE System is an adjustable intramedullary nail used for limb lengthening of the femur and tibia, often the result of chronic fractures, congenital abnormalities, malunions, or nonunions. The PRECICE nail can be non-invasively lengthened in the physician’s clinic or by the patient at home using the PRECICE External Remote Controller. Read more about the PRECICE Intramedullary Limb Lengthening System
Ellipse Technologies Receives Honor
Ellipse Technologies, Inc. was named the third fastest growing, privately held company in Orange County, CA. The annual fastest-growing list was compiled by the Orange County Business Journal in their October 1 – 7, 2012 issue. Over 150 privately held companies in Orange County were ranked based upon the percentage of growth in their revenue over the past two years. This list of Orange County based businesses included five medical device manufacturers.
PRECICE Limb Lengthening System
The first surgeries in the United States using the PRECICE Limb Lengthening System were successfully performed in December 2011. Since this time, PRECICE has been used in hundreds of limb lengthening procedures throughout the world. PRECICE is is an adjustable intramedullary nail used for limb lengthening of the femur and tibia, often the result of chronic fractures, congenital abnormalities, malunions, or nonunions.
A recent publication in The Lancet highlighted the results of a prospective patient series by Kenneth MC Cheung, MD. The preliminary results suggested that the MAGEC system is effective and safe, can minimize surgical scarring and psychological distress, improve quality of life, and is more cost-effective than a traditional growing rod procedures. Note: MAGEC is not available for sale in the United States.