BoneScalpel workshop attracts large crowd: 5 notes

Written by Megan Wood | July 21, 2015 | Print  |

Misonix, an international ultrasonic surgical device company, drew a crowd of more than 70 surgeons at its BoneScalpel Hands-On Workshop during the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Technologies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Here are five notes:


1. Peter Newton, MD, of Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, Juan Uribe, MD, of University of South Florida in Tampa, and Greg Mundis, MD, of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., lead the workshop.


2. Speaking about minimally invasive spine surgery, AIS posterior release and cervical laminoplasty, these spine surgeons taught their surgical techniques using the BoneScalpel.


3. According to the surgeons, the BoneScalpel reduces blood loss and increases the amount of viable autogenous bone graft harvested.


4. Michael A. McManus, Jr., Misonix president and CEO, was pleased with the turnout and saw the event as an "exciting way to kick off our [their] new fiscal year."


5. The IMAST is a three-day forum facilitated by leading spine surgeons from around the world, where they discuss new surgical technologies.


"I was immediately enthused by the added safety offered by the BoneScalpel when cutting bone near the dura and nerves," Dr. Uribe said. "…I have achieved surgical efficiencies, safer facetomies, less blood loss and more viable autograft bone."


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