Amendia Partnership with Global Spine Outreach Strengthens
Leading Spinal Implant and Instrumentation Provider Expands Partnership with Renowned Charity
Amendia, Inc., designer, developer, and manufacturer of spinal implant and instrument solutions, announces the continuation of its strategic partnership with and platinum sponsorship of Global Spine Outreach (“GSO”), a charitable organization dedicated to training surgeons in developing nations in the safe and effective management of complex spine deformity cases, particularly in children.
GSO’s focus is to provide hands-on surgical education and training to in-country surgeons. Through graduated, long-term educational models, GSO empowers local surgeons to safely treat the most severe spine conditions in their own communities. Over time, the organization helps to create sustainable spine centers that serve local communities year-round.
As a strategic supporter of GSO’s designated surgical mission sites, Amendia enables on-going interaction between the U.S. team and local surgeons. The bi-annual missions allow surgeons to perform multiple surgeries on children with complex spine deformities.
“The physician education and training GSO provides is invaluable to the spine industry’s success and advancement in first-rate treatment of the most severe spinal deformities,” said Chris Fair, Amendia’s CEO. “Through our partnership, we empower young U.S. surgeons to participate in mission trips with established surgeons, and then bring that experience back to their hospitals and patients.”
“Amendia’s support streamlines GSO’s mission to provide children around the world access to life-transforming surgical care,” said Dr. Anthony S. Rinella, orthopaedic spine surgeon, GSO Board President, and founder of the Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center. “Together, we advocate for the nearly 200 million people afflicted with scoliosis and educate those who can make a difference in their lives.”
The continued sponsorship supports the annual Spinal Deformity Symposium for surgeons, to be held October 29, 2017 in Mexico City, which unites industry experts, U.S. faculty, and over 100 Mexican surgeons in a combination of case presentations and workshops designed to improve and expand care to spine deformity patients. In addition, the support provides for a robust databasing program that results in the continued improvementof spinal deformity management.
Global Spine Outreach
Global Spine Outreach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing medical treatment to children suffering from the effects of spinal deformities worldwide without charge to the patient or their families. GSO physicians are 100% volunteers, and all donations go directly to providing and improving the care of children with spinal deformities. To learn more about Global Spine Outreach, please visit globalspineoutreach.org.
Headquartered in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Marietta, Georgia, Amendia is a leading designer, developer, manufacturer, and marketer of medical devices used in spinal surgical procedures. Amendia’s mission is to exceed surgeon and patient expectations by creating balanced solutions with disruptive technologies for medical devices paired with biologics and instrumentation. Amendia’s vertically-integrated strategy focuses on improving surgical outcomes and the lives of patients with spinal disorders. For more information, please visit www.amendia.com.