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.
The MAGEC (MAGnetic Expansion Control) System is an adjustable growing rod that utilizes innovative magnet technology and a remote control to non-invasively lengthen the device. Following a one-time minimally invasive procedure to implant the MAGEC Rod, the device can be distracted, or retracted, non-invasively during routine outpatient visits by using the MAGEC External Remote Controller (ERC).
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.
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. Read the Article
Source: Mueller, Mike. “Fastest-Growing Private Companies.” Orange County Business Journal. 35:40 (2012): 36.
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. PubMed Link to Article
Source: Lancet, 2012 May 26;379(9830):1967-74. Epub 2012 Apr 19.