SingleStep eliminates the requirement for K-wires in percutaneous pedicle fixation procedures and reduces potential complications that can occur with inadvertent K-wire advancement in traditional minimally invasive pedicle screw placement technique. Instead, the Alphatec system uses an all-in-one driver that is designed to enhance efficiency during surgery without compromising accuracy.
“This release enhances the functionality and distinction of Alphatec’s newly-launched InVictus platform with technology that has been engineered to profoundly improve the elegance of percutaneous fixation,” chairman and CEO Pat Miles said in a press release. “SingleStep enables increased surgeon control of the variables surrounding percutaneous pedicle screw placement. Spine’s new Organic Innovation Machine continues to deliver on its commitment to bring meaningful innovation to a market that yearns for it.”
Evaluations earlier this year showed that the SingleStep implant delivery system reduces procedural steps, instrument passes, screw insertion time and fluoroscopy while eliminating guide wire management, according to the company.
“SingleStep represents an evolutionary leap in percutaneous pedicle screw instrumentation,” California orthopedic surgeon Tyler Smith said. “By removing steps in the sequence of targeting and implantation, the result is an elegant system that is faster, safer, and more reproducible. In a word, it is simple. It is easy to make a product different, but the new Alphatec has made the approach better.”