Lewisville, Texas-based Orthofix also announced the first patient cases with Mariner. It marks the first product launched since the merger between Orthifix and SeaSpine earlier this month. SeaSpine developed the Mariner screw system.
In a news release, Orthofix said the foundational Mariner system addresses complex adult deformity spine cases. The full commercial launch adds reduction and correction instrumentation, as well as specialized implant technologies. It also features robust osteotomy tools to deliver efficient and powerful surgical intervention.
“The Mariner deformity system represents an innovative collaboration between surgical minds and a cutting-edge product development team,” said Dennis Cirino, SeaSpine SVP, global spinal systems. “Combined with our market-leading biologics and 7D FLASH navigation with machine vision accuracy and segmental registration, this system is designed to deliver a full solution that meets clinical needs and advances the modular platform of the Mariner family.”
Mariner incorporates the foundational platform’s modular technology to offer a comprehensive implant platform. It also reduces the number of surgical trays typically associated with deformity surgery. Orthofix said the reduced physical footprint offers improved workflow, limited operating room clutter and reduced sterile processing costs.
The system also expands the capabilities of the novel “gimbal” technology in the Mariner family of products. This technology enables more efficient placement of complex instrumentation.
“The Mariner Deformity System has benefitted from both ergonomic refinement and strategic product differentiation,” said Dr. Pawel Jankowski, neurosurgeon at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California. “The team has done a tremendous job in creating an inspired, comprehensive complex adult correction platform.”