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Integra LifeSciences Launches Paramount Pedicle Screw System

Integra LifeSciences, a provider of orthopedic medical devices, has launched Spine's Paramount Pedicle Screw (PS) Fixation System for minimally invasive spine surgery.

Headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey, Integra’s Paramount system gives surgeons a minimally invasive option to place the pedicle screws through a percutaneous tube. Patient benefits may include faster procedures, reduced blood loss, less tissue trauma and postoperative pain, and a shorter hospital stay.

The Paramount system’s features include its rod delivery system, wherein the rod is already attached to the polyaxial head, helping to streamline the surgical procedure and reduce the number of operative steps for the surgeon. The system also features a compression/distraction system and a rod reduction system. Additionally, the advanced it uses a non-cannulated screw design with a K-wire guided tip for accurate screw placement and enhanced screw strength.

Previously, the Paramount PS system was available to a select group of Paramount PS users. With the completion of a national training effort, the Paramount PS system is made available nationwide through Integra Spine’s independent distribution network, said the company.

Stuart Essig, CEO of Integra LifeSciences, said: “Our nationwide training program for the Paramount PS system has been successful. We’re pleased that we are able to offer surgeons throughout the US a more patient-friendly, less invasive system for spine surgery.”