SpineGuard has announced that it is expanding its Dynamic Surgical Guidance platform for enhanced pedicle screw placement by introducing the bevel-tip cannulated PediGuard at the occasion of the WCMISST (World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Techniques) from 11 June to 14 June in Paris.
SpineGuard CEO and co-founder Pierre Jerome said that the unique and substantial benefits to patients, surgeons and OR staff directly related to the use of the PediGuard Dynamic Surgical Guidance technology have been validated by growing clinical evidence published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Dr John Williams, a spine surgeon from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, said that the bevel-tip is a much needed addition to the Cannulated PediGuard product offering.
"In my experience, using needles with such a tip minimizes "skiving" of the needle at the pedicle entry point and helps me steer the needle as I am advancing down a pedicle. This tip and the PediGuard technology are a perfect complement to each other: the technology tells me accurately in real-time what’s ahead and the tip helps me effortlessly steer accordingly," Dr Williams added.