Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) today announced the launch of its Vitality+ and Vital spine fixation systems in the US following recent 510(k) clearance for pedicle preparation and screw insertion under power.
The Vitality+ spinal fixation system is composed of a Vitality+ Power designed for controlled pedicle preparation and pedicle screw insertion, Vitality+ PSO designed for optimal pedicle subtraction osteotomy and vertebral column resection and Vitality+ Hooks for additional fixation options, the Warsaw, Ind.-based company said.
The recent clearance allows the inclusion of the market’s first flexible drill and blunted reamer designed to flex off cortical bone during procedures into the Vitality+ Power set, Zimmer Biomet said.
“The enhancements to the Vitality System are prime examples of Zimmer Biomet’s commitment to the advancement of deformity correction. The ergonomic benefit, OR efficiencies and comprehensiveness provided by Power, PSO and Hooks truly support spine surgeons during procedures, and especially in complex cases, all while maintaining high quality patient care,” orthopedic spinal surgeon Dr. David Skaggs said in a prepared statement.
The Vital spinal fixation system comes in a two-kit configuration which includes all instruments required for degenerative spinal surgeries, Zimmer Biomet said.
“The Vital System’s upgraded screw and consolidated kit design offer noticeable operational efficiencies for common one- and two-level degenerative posterior thoracolumbar spine procedures. The streamlined System allows me to complete cases faster, while still providing quality patient care,” neurosurgeon Dr. Justin Smith said in a press release.
J&J’s DePuy Synthes launches 2 MIS spinal fusion devices
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary DePuy Synthes today announced the launch of 2 devices designed for minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery: the Viper Prime and Concorde Clear MIS discectomy tool.
The Viper Prime system is designed to combine multiple instruments into a single pedicle screw inserter tool to reduce the number of instrument passes, while the Concorde tool is designed to enable surgeons to more quickly complete degenerated disc-clearing processes, the company said.
DePuy Synthes said that MIS fusion surgeries have grown from one-sixth of all spinal surgeries in the US in 2010 to an expected 50% or more in 2020.
“As a global leader in spine, we have a responsibility to continue to innovate to make spinal fusion surgery less invasive for patients and less complicated for surgeons Both the Viper Prime system and the Concorde Clear MIS discectomy tool are examples of how we are providing differentiated technologies that simplify spine surgery and make it more reproducible for every surgeon while reducing the impact on patients,” global platform leader Nadav Tomer said in a press release.
RTI Surgical launches Fortilink-C IBF system
RTI Surgical (NSDQ:RTIX) said today it launched the 3D-printed, polymer-based Fortilink-C IBF system, touting it as the 1st to use the company’s TETRAfuse 3D technology.
RTI touted the device as the the 1st 3D printed, polymer-based cervical interbody device which incorporates macro, micro and nano-rough features across the entire implant surface to allow for bony ingrowth while maintaining radiolucent and bone-like mechanical properties.
“The Fortilink-C system has ushered in a new beginning for cervical fusion cages – we have gone from iliac crest to cadaver bone to PEEK and titanium, and now, Fortilink-C IBF System with TETRAfuse 3D Technology. The enhanced implant design increases the surface area and, in an animal model, shows greater circumferential bony ingrowth,” orthopedic surgeon Dr. Richard Nussbaum, who was the 1st surgeon to implant a Fortilink-C IBF system, said in a prepared statement.
“Fortilink-C IBF System demonstrates RTI Surgical’s commitment to advancing technologies and delivering innovative clinical solutions that meet the demands of our customers while improving the lives of patients. This new innovative platform will have many derivative products, and this, in addition to the map3 Cellular Allogeneic Bone Graft and our comprehensive spine hardware portfolio, brings us a step closer to a complete offering,” RTI CEO Camille Farhat said in a press release.
Mizuho OSI launches Levo Head positioning system
Mizuho OSI said today it launched the Levo Head positioning system designed to help position patients for optimal operating conditions and operative site exposure during spinal surgeries.
The newly launched Levo system allows surgeons to control initial head positioning and cervical spine corrections during procedures and includes interchangeable modules that support the use of skull clamps or face pillows, the company said.
“In designing the Levó System, we wanted to offer surgeons a seamless and flexible solution that affords them better control over patient positioning during these delicate procedures. We’re proud to unveil a solution we believe works to enhance clinicians’ surgical experience, providing for safe and precise care when positioning a patient’s head for all prone spine procedures,” marketing & sales VP Greg Neukirch said in a press release.
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