The FDA has provided clearance for SeaSpine's 7D percutaneous spine module for minimally invasive surgery.
The technology provides increased functionality for the 7D Flash navigation system, which offers surgeons a radiation-free tool to place spinal implants and is designed to replace standard fluoroscopy.
The system costs about $450,000, less than half the price of traditional imaging systems, according to the company.
"This new application will help address an important part of the spine navigation market and will nicely round out our Flash navigation spine portfolio," Beau Standish, SeaSpine's president of enabling technologies, said in a July 7 news release. "We anticipate this MIS application to be a valuable enhancement for both ambulatory surgery centers and hospitals."
SeaSpine said it is planning a limited release of the percutaneous spine module in the third quarter.