As MIS gains traction and shows reduced complications compared to open surgery, DePuy Synthes is introducing two devices that are designed to simplify degenerative disc procedures.
The number of MIS fusion surgeries conducted in 2010 accounted for one-sixth of the total number of all spine surgeries in the United States and is expected to be more than half of all spine surgeries in 2020. As MIS becomes more common, there is a significant need to simplify these procedures, especially the complexity associated with degenerated disc removal and pedicle screw insertion.
The VIPER PRIME™ System combines multiple instruments into one pedicle screw inserter tool that reduces the number of instrument passes. The single-use CONCORDE® Clear MIS Discectomy Tool allows surgeons to complete the degenerated disc-clearing process faster on average and more efficiently compared to traditional discectomy tools while increasing the amount of disc material removed.
Both products are being showcased at the North American Spine Society meeting, which is taking place in Orlando from October 25th-28th.
“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,” said Nadav Tomer, Global Platform Leader, DePuy Synthes Spine. “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.”
Source: DePuy Synthes