NASS Sees New Image-Guided Instrumentation For DePuy Synthes Spine’s Viper® 2 And Expedium®

“The partnership with DePuy Synthes Spine will allow us to integrate our technology seamlessly in surgical procedures and therefore provide an unmatched product offering to our combined customers”

In short

DePuy Synthes Spine has announced new image guided instrumentation for two of its leading spine systems and has entered into a new partnership agreement with Brainlab, enabling both companies to offer integrated surgical navigation and imaging solutions.

Background

The announcement was made at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 27th annual meeting, where the company is featuring its broad portfolio of minimally invasive and traditional spinal surgery solutions.

The company’s newly developed image guided instrumentation for its VIPER® 2 Pedicle Screw Fixation System for minimally invasive surgery and EXPEDIUM® Spine System for open surgical procedures includes awls, probes, taps, screw inserters and Jamshidi needles, has been integrated with Brainlab’s computer software.

DePuy Synthes Spine tells us additional image guided and surgical navigation systems are expected over the next several months.

Company comments

for DePuy Synthes Spine

“We believe the use of our instrumentation with Brainlab’s imaging and navigation solutions will be highly attractive to customers globally,” said Namal Nawana, Worldwide President, DePuy Synthes Spine. “This partnership is the latest example of how our new company is providing procedural solutions that deliver benefits to patients, physicians, providers, payers and policy makers.”

for Brainlab

“The partnership with DePuy Synthes Spine will allow us to integrate our technology seamlessly in surgical procedures and therefore provide an unmatched product offering to our combined customers,” said Stefan Vilsmeier, CEO and President of Brainlab.

Source: DePuy Synthes Spine