Nexus Spine's PressON posterior lumbar fixation system was launched, the devicemaker said Aug. 23.
The system uses rods that press onto pedicle screws and is designed to eliminate rod bending, according to a news release. It is a quarter the size of traditional systems and can help surgeons with faster implantations.
"PressON is unlike anything else on the market in the way that the components are connected. Not only does it result in a construct that is smaller, stronger and faster to implant, but it is also unique in its ability to create patient-specific multilevel rods intraoperatively," Thomas Sweeney, II, MD, PhD, the system's designer said in the release. "As a result, it eliminates the need for rod bending and the pain associated with improperly bent rods and rod creep. PressON is uniquely poised to disrupt the posterior lumbar fixation market that has long been mired by a lack of differentiation."