pedicle screw

pedicle screw

A rigid surgical implant used to stabilize adjacent spinal segments in spinal fusion surgery. Pedicle screws have been used to treat spinal disorders, including those caused by spinal cancer, congenital anomalies, trauma, and chronic pain syndromes. Potential complications may include increased pain, infection, or mechanical failure (breakage of the screws or the rods that connect them).
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The Chaput PediGuard study was a prospective, randomized, controlled study whose objective was to report the results of using the PediGuard device to reduce radiation exposure while drilling the pilot hole for pedicle screw placement.
SpineGuard reports 50,000 spine procedures performed using its family of PediGuard devices for accurate pedicle screw placement.
New implants and instruments have been added to the system, which is part of the Dynesys product family, so that the Dynesys dynamic stabilization system can be used with the company's Sequoia pedicle screw system and Instinct Java spinal fixation system.
Food and Drug administration (FDA) to market the CapLOX II[TM] Spinal System, a top-loading pedicle screw system including screws, set screws, rods, and cross connectors for the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine.
Growth in the MIS interbody fusion and MIS pedicle screw markets will continue to cannibalize traditional spinal fusion procedures.
The PediGuard Threaded device with DSG technology embedded inside may be used in open or minimally invasive approaches for pedicle screw insertion.
M2 PHARMA-March 15, 2016-Precision Spine Releases Reform Modular, HA Coated Pedicle Screw Systems
PediGuard prevents pedicle screw misplacements by analyzing the electrical conductivity of surrounding tissues in real time through audio and visual signals.
MESA Small Stature is a significant advancement in the complex spine market for K2M, marking the company's first pedicle screw available for small stature patients.
Curative effect of transpedicular intervertebral bone graft after posterior pedicle screw fixation of thoracolumbar fractures in senile-osteoporotic vertebral fracture patients.
The comprehensive Vitality+ Spinal Fixation System consists of Vitality+ POWER for simple, controlled pedicle preparation and pedicle screw insertion, Vitality+ PSO for optimal pedicle subtraction osteotomy and vertebral column resection procedures, and Vitality+ HOOKS with an extensive array of additional fixation options.