World’s First Spinal Fusion Surgery with Guided Pedicle Screws

French Spinal technology co-development partner companies, SpineGuard and Neuro France Implants, have announced a successful first surgery using the proprietary DSG™ (Dynamic Surgical Guidance) to implant G2S pedicle screws to achieve spinal fusion.

Background

SpineGuard says its mission is to make spine surgery safer, its primary objective being to establish its proprietary DSG™ (Dynamic Surgical Guidance) technology as the global standard of surgical care, initially for safer screw placement in spine surgery and then in other surgeries. PediGuard®, the first device designed using DSG is the world’s first and only handheld device capable of alerting surgeons to potential pedicular or vertebral breaches.

Hot on the heels of gaining CE mark approval, the newly announced “world first” spinal fusion surgery performed with the one-step-insertion of pedicle “smart screws” guided by DSG™ technology was performed successfully at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Bicêtre Paris-Sud in France. Further surgeries are scheduled in Marseilles and Ireland in the coming days. 

Physician comments

“The direct insertion of pedicle screws along with real-time x-ray-free feedback represents a key step for spine surgery. This first case gave me a glimpse of the great potential of this innovation in terms of safety and precision. A multi-centric study will allow us to substantiate it,” said Charles Court, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at the Centre Hospitalier universitaire Bicêtre Paris-Sud in France.

Company comments

Pierre Jérôme, CEO and co-founder of SpineGuard, said: “This pioneering surgery validates the clinical utility of embedding our DSG technology into the vertebral implant itself, thus enabling its insertion without any preliminary step. I believe this major technological advancement will further secure and simplify the most commonly performed instrumented spine procedure, fusion.”

Patrice Moreau, CEO and co-founder of Neuro France, added: “For 17 years Neuro France Implants has been focusing on simplifying and securing spine surgery through innovative implants. This first direct insertion of our G2S pedicle screws integrating the DSG technology is a real success, our collaboration with SpineGuard is bearing fruit.”

Source: Business Wire

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