Pierce Nunley, MD, of Specialists Hospital of Shreveport (La.), completed the first two commercial cases with Spinal Elements' Karma MIS system.
The system is designed to access and deliver the Karma implant through a 25mm paramedian incision, according to a July 20 news release. The metal-free cortico-pedicular posterior fixation system streamlines procedures and minimizes steps.
"Traditional pedicle screws are state of the art for instability and deformity yet perhaps imperfect for degenerative disease indications in the lumbar spine when combined with a robust anterior column reconstruction," Spinal Elements CEO Jason Blain said in the release. "We believe surgeons and patients alike will notice the value and effectiveness of [the] Karma MIS system as an alternative to metal posterior spinal fixation."