SpineJack deployed at 1st Southeastern hospital: 3 things to know

Written by Shayna Korol | November 30, 2018 | Print  |

Jupiter (Fla.) Medical Center is the first hospital in the Southeastern U.S. to use SpineJack, an implantable system designed to relieve acute vertebral compression fracture pain.

Here are three things to know:

1. Jeffrey Miller, MD, the hospital's medical director of neuroendovascular surgery and co-medical director of the stroke program, used SpineJack at the hospital Nov. 6.

2. The SpineJack procedure involves a titanium implant resembling a small scissor jack, which surgeons deploy into the fractured vertebral body. Once in place, the SpineJack is expanded to lift the compressed vertebra and restore it to normal height.

3. The minimally invasive procedure uses two implants, one on each side of the vertebral body, which are locked into the desired position. Surgeons then inject bone cement to stabilize the vertebra.

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