New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery has partnered with medical device company Lumoptik to develop epidural and pain management solutions for orthopedic and neurology procedures.
Lumoptik's BrightPoint epidural needle guidance system helps physicians better perform epidurals.
Lumpotik will work with the Hospital for Special Surgery's department of anesthesia and pain management.
"Using epidural anesthesia with patients who have musculoskeletal disease can be particularly challenging given the impact that arthritis and injury can have on the spine," Michael Singleton, MD, an anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, said in an Oct. 13 press release. "I am excited to see Lumoptik's use of technology in an area that is ripe for modernization."