As the only Orthopaedic Research and Development department in the Philippines, OII is extremely proud of its home-grown team of creative and resourceful engineers. Their ability to tackle the most challenging designs has lead the group to developing a number of patented orthopaedic devices.
Below is just a sample of the wonderful innovations that OII’s R&D department has developed over the years.
The Stratus Spine System: When OII first came out with the Stratus Spine
System (S-Link, TL-Plate, Pedicle Screws and Hook) they were the most
affordable of their kind in the world. Often selling for half the price of other
systems, yet maintaining the strength and durability of more expensive systems.
The Stratus Poly-Axial screw design is among the strongest of all
Poly-axial screws. Due to the screws 5mm root diameter, it is 35% stronger than
other screws of its kind with the same purchase strength in bone. In fatigue tests
the Stratus Poly-axial screws proved to be as strong as a mono-axial screw.
The Status S-Link: The S-Link combines the
operative versatility of a modular linking system with the
easy of inserting a 1 piece system as the S-link can be fully positioned pre-operatively.
The Stratus Thoraco-Lumbar Plate: The Stratus TL Plate introduces an innovative concept with regards to the design of the nuts which allows for a lower profile plate that minimize impingment to the internal organs. The unique shoulder designed nuts allow for greater purchase strength without increased size.