NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) said yesterday that it launched its X360 system intended for lateral single-position surgery in the U.S.
The newly launched X360 system features improvements intended to accommodate advanced techniques and technologies for enhanced operating room workflow and efficiency, the San Diego-based company said.
The system also features integration with NuVasive’s Pulse surgical automation platform to allow surgeons to perform multiple procedures from the lateral position.
“X360 has transformed my approach to treating patients, allowing me to customize my surgical workflow, reduce patient anesthesia time, and efficiently treat the patient in a single, lateral position. Integrating planning, imaging, navigation, and automation throughout this entire surgical approach has become an integral component to the clinical outcomes of my patients,” Dr. Anand Veeravagu of Stanford University Medical Center said in a prepared statement.
NuVasive touted that because the system allows surgery to be performed without repositioning, it can reduce operating times by up to 60 minutes, saving hospitals on average of approximately $5,000 per patient.
“The X360 system is the most comprehensive approach to lateral single-position surgery available on the market. NuVasive continues to extend its global leadership position in lateral surgery with the integration of X360 and Pulse, the only surgical automation platform designed for spine surgery. By incorporating Pulse and, in the future, robotic automation, with X360, we are enhancing the overall OR workflow and helping surgeons deliver greater clinical predictability and reproducible outcomes for their patients,” NuVasive prez Matt Link said in a press release.
In February, NuVasive said that it won FDA 510(k) clearance and CE Mark clearance in the European Union for its Precice bone transport system.