DePuy Spine, Inc. has worked with leading clinicians, researchers, and thought leaders to develop products to treat spine disorders for over 20 years. It is part of the DePuy Family of Companies within Johnson & Johnson, and has a rich heritage of pioneering a broad range of products and solutions across the continuum of orthopaedic and neurological care.
These companies are unified under one vision – Never Stop Moving – to express their commitment to bring meaningful innovation, shared knowledge and quality care to patients throughout the world."Surgery for neuromuscular scoliosis is very challenging in that most cases require correction of a coronal, sagittal and axial deformity, including pelvic obliquity.
This deformity can occur in patients with little or no muscle tone or in those with severe muscle tone and spasticity due to diseases like muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy," said Randal R. Betz, MD,* an orthopedic spine surgeon from Philadelphia. "The EXPEDIUM Neuromuscular System was designed with these patients in mind.
"According to the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS), incidence of neuromuscular scoliosis ranges from 25 percent in people with cerebral palsy to 90 percent in people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.1 Surgery is performed in these patients to prevent further curve progression, improve sitting balance and tolerance, reduce pain and improve quality of life.