Medident Technologies was launched because of Onychomycosis (pronounced: awnee-ko- my-ko- sis), more commonly known as nail fungus. This serious condition can affect finger nails, but more frequently occurs in toe nails. According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in the US. Current estimates report that up to 26% of the global population is affected by nail fungus, and this climbs to 50% in persons over 70 years old. For the next 20 years 10,000 people will turn 65 every single day in the US alone. People suffering from diabetes are especially prone to fungal infections, primarily due to reduced circulation and poor lifestyle choices. In addition to the embarrassing social impacts, nail fungus can negatively affect quality of life. If left untreated it can inhibit the ability to walk, stand or exercise.
Numerous issues contribute to this acute and growing health problem. Nail fungus is extremely difficult to treat because the organisms reside underneath the nail bed. Topical treatments such as creams and nail polishes have as high as a 60% failure rate. Oral drugs are more effective, but carry the potential for serious side effects such as liver damage, and their use is decreasing as a result. Lasers for treating nail fungus have recently been introduced and their effectiveness is still being studied. Laser treatments are designed to be delivered by a medical professional. As a result, they are not suitable for use by consumers or other foot care providers, and the treatments are very costly. In addition, many people with the condition are often too embarrassed to seek treatment which contributes to high degrees of negative consequences and reoccurrence.
Medident Technologies has developed a new medical device that has the potential to be a revolutionary solution for people who suffer from nail fungus. The PlasmaNailRx (Patent Pending) delivers the only effective, safe and affordable personal treatment solution that will be ideal for use by both consumers and health professionals. It utilizes an advanced scientific design and novel engineering techniques to deliver safe treatments. By transmitting a plasma field onto the affected area, it destroys the infection that is the root cause of the nail fungus. The PlasmaNailRx is projected to have a treatment success rate that exceeds all other methods currently available in the marketplace.