DePuy Synthes Spine, part of J&J’s DePuy Orthopaedics franchise, has elected to introduce its new EXPEDIUM VERSE® Spinal System at this year’s NASS event, taking place right now in Chicago. The new all-in-one pedicle screw system enables surgeons to perform multiple spinal correction maneuvers during spinal fusion surgery with a single implant type and fewer instruments, compared to traditional pedicle screw systems.
During spinal fusion surgery, surgeons often have to use a variety of screw types and complex instruments to straighten or stabilize the spine. With the EXPEDIUM VERSE Spinal System, an innovative “Correction Key” enables conversion to multiple screw types. This expands implant functionality, provides intraoperative flexibility and may reduce the number of screws needed. The system design decreases the number of instrument trays required for procedures to as few as four and helps reduce sterilization costs by a reported 84 percent. The use of fewer implants and instruments may also help reduce procedure time.
On top of this, the system has the potential to reduce the risk of screw pullout or migration when compared to traditional screws.
The EXPEDIUM VERSE Pedicle Screw is being showcased at the North American Spine Society (NASS 2015) 30th Annual Meeting which takes place between Oct 14-17.
“The EXPEDIUM VERSE System is useful in complex spinal deformity as well as degenerative pathology,” said Suken A. Shah, MD, Division Chief, Spine and Scoliosis Center, Nemours/Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del. “In my opinion, it may fundamentally change the way surgeons approach scoliosis by offering any number of ways to engage the rod and derotate the spine in order to truly achieve three dimensional correction. Set consolidation and limited need for ancillary instruments improve operating room efficiency and provide additional value for the hospital through easier adoption, faster turnover, and less sterilization demands.”
“The EXPEDIUM VERSE Spinal System was designed with the changing healthcare environment in mind,” said Dan Wildman, Platform Leader, DePuy Synthes Spine. “Our goal from the beginning was to develop an implant-based system that would benefit patients while supporting procedural efficiency and value. We have achieved that goal with the EXPEDIUM VERSE Spinal System, which has the potential to optimize surgical correction, improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.”
Source: DePuy Synthes Spine