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8 MIS spine devices making headlines Featured

Written by  Megan Wood | Thursday, 05 January 2017 20:17
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Here are eight key stories on minimally invasive spine surgery devices.

Dr. Richard Kube reports 12-month results of SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion study
Richard A. Kube, MD, of Peoria, Ill.-based Prairie Spine & Pain Institute, published a clinical study's 12-month results focused on sacroiliac joint fusion. Dr. Kube assessed long-term fusion as well as pain reduction in patients receiving Minnetonka, Minn.-based Zyga Technology's SImmetry Sacroiliac Joint Fusion.

DePuy Synthes boosts spine offering with acquisition of Interventional Spine technology
Raynham, Mass.-based DePuy Synthes acquired Interventional Spine's expandable cage technology. With this acquisition, DePuy Synthes strengthens its open and MIS spine solutions portfolio. DePuy Synthes is also acquiring Interventional Spine's facet screw system for open and percutaneous spine surgery.

Proving robotics' clinical value — The mission of Zimmer Biomet's Medtech
Splashing into robotics in 2002, Montpellier, France-based Medtech now has two robotic systems available on the U.S. market. In October 2016, Warsaw, Ind.-based Zimmer Biomet acquired Medtech with a 58.77 percent stake of the company. Now under the umbrella of a major company, Medtech hopes to expand its ROSA robot customer base, but not lose its initial mission — to drive surgical robots in areas of high clinical need.

Minimally invasive neurosurgery devices market to grow between 2015 and 2025
The global minimally invasive neurosurgery devices market is expected to grow through 2025, according to a Future Market Insights report. Currently, North America dominates the market, because of the high neurosurgical case volume in this region. The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to grow, due to market opportunity in India and China.

The CORE Institute's Dr. Ali Araghi leads patient enrollment for Zyga Technology's study
Phoenix-based The CORE Institute's Ali Araghi, DO, leads the nation in patient enrollment for Zyga Technology's EVoluSIon Study. Of the 64 patients enrolled, Dr. Araghi has enrolled 11 patients in the Phoenix area.

Dr. Jeffrey Carlson performs Virginia's 1st ALIF surgery Using Synfix Evolution Device
Jeffrey Carlson, MD, became the first surgeon in Virginia to perform an L5-S1 Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion using the Synfix Evolution ALIF System. A standalone device, the Synfix Evolution ALIF System minimizes trauma and post-surgical pain for patients.

Dr. Nasser Ani uses SpineFrontier's new minimally invasive technology
Nasser Ani, MD, used Malden, Mass.-based SpineFrontier's biocompatible Les Arena-C(HA) cervical cage and the two-level Les Invue Max cervical plate to perform a minimally invasive spinal fusion.

NuVasive receives clearance for XLIF in Japan as Class III medical device
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare granted NuVasive approval for the instruments used in the eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion procedure. The company had submitted the dilator and associated components for reclassification as a Class III medical device and during that time surgeons temporarily stopped performing the XLIF procedure in Japan.

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