Driving the implant into bone with the delivery system eliminates the need to pre-drill a hole into the skull. This enables a smaller incision, allows the use of local anesthesia and reduces procedure time.
Depth of implantation is precisely controlled to ensure adequate depth without skull penetration.
Bench testing in human cadaver skulls demonstrated that these tiny implants required at least 16 pounds of force to pull them from the bone.
Tissue elevation is achieved through sub-dermal deployment of the Nitinol petals which capture the lower layers of the dermis (skin) and underlying connective tissue (fascia and muscle).
The petals provide multi-point securement, eliminating the need for sutures which reduces procedure time.
Because the procedure does not require pre-drilling and the petals are deployed subdermally, it can be done with a series of 2-3 mm incisions with local anesthesia. The patient benefits include:
- Fast recovery time with little bruising, scarring or pain
- Little to no bleeding
- No need for suture securement or incision closure
The Zift Technology is based on several fundamental features:
- Bone securement (without pre-drilling)
- Tissue elevation (deployable petals)
- Minimally invasive (tiny incisions)