The first commercial cases using NuVasive's Pulse Platform for spine surgery have been completed in Ohio and Texas.
Michael Kachmann, MD, and Zachary Tempel, MD, from Mayfield Brain & Spine in Cincinnati used Pulse in an extreme lateral interbody fusion with minimally invasive fixation and nerve root decompression, according to a Sept. 30 news release. The surgery was performed at TriHealth's Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati.
Paul Holman, MD, of Houston Methodist Hospital performed the first commercial case with Pulse in Texas. Dr. Holman helped with the clinical development of Pulse, and he described the technology as a "game-changer" for spine surgery.
Pulse is an integrated platform designed to increase safety and efficiency in spine surgery. It received FDA approval in July.