Medtronic plc has chosen this week’s North American Spine Society(NASS) congress at which to announce the U.S. launch of the Infinity™ Occipitocervical-Upper Thoracic (OCT) System designed to simplify posterior cervical spine surgery.
The Infinity OCT System is a complete procedural solution that integrates navigation and biologics with Medtronic’s comprehensive devices and instrumentation to create efficiency in fusion procedure workflows for the upper back and neck.
The Infinity OCT System is used to immobilize and stabilize the spine while it fuses and is indicated for certain conditions including degenerative disc disease, instability or deformity, tumors, and traumatic spinal fractures or traumatic dislocations.
The Infinity OCT System is now available in the U.S. The system will be released in geographies around the world in 2018 and 2019.
“Some of our posterior cervical patients arrive in critical condition and their lives depend on our surgical skills and the performance of the tools we use to treat them,” said Dr. Greg Trost, neurosurgeon at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin. “With Infinity, I can focus on delivering the best patient care during complex procedures knowing that every component was precisely-designed with modularity and versatility in mind. And an integrated procedural solution with Stealth navigation and Infinity was game-changing as a 3D-view of the anatomy allows me the precision to place pedicle screws with confidence and accuracy.”
“For more than 35 years, Medtronic has partnered with leading spine surgeons to advance new technologies with the goal of improving patient outcomes,” said Doug King, senior vice president and president of the Medtronic’s Spine division, which is part of the Restorative Therapies Group. “We engineered every component of the Infinity OCT System to perform efficiently during the most complex spine procedures, as well as to integrate seamlessly with our market-leading imaging and navigation technologies.”
Source: Globe Newswire