DePuy Synthes unveils minimally invasive spine system: 4 key points

Laura Dyrda -   Print  |

DePuy Synthes unveiled the Viper Prime spine system at the Eurospine 2017 Congress in Dublin, Ireland.


Here are four things to know:


1. The Viper Prime system is a minimally invasive pedicle screw system designed for fusion procedures. The minimally invasive Viper Prime system reduces the instruments needed for surgery and the number of steps required to insert percutaneous screws.


2. Viper Prime combines the pedicle preparation instruments into one tool, which eliminates guidewires, Jamshidi needles and additional pedicle preparation.


3. A bench study conducted with the Viper Prime System showed a 33 percent reduction in pedicle screw insertion time compared with other MIS techniques. The system requires two instrument trays, which could help make the back table more organized and reduce waste and processing costs.


4. The first surgeries using Viper Prime were performed in Spain and Austria.


"The Viper System has more than 10 years of clinical heritage and this introduction of Viper Prime is our latest example of how we are providing differentiated technologies that simplify spine surgery, making it more reproducible for every surgeon while improving patient outcomes," concluded DePuy Synthes Spine EMEA Lead Jordy Winters.


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