/PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc., a surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products worldwide for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications, has announced its participation in the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Argentinian Association of Neurosurgery, which was held recently in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Argentinian Association of Neurosurgery, with more than 500 members, is committed to physician education and to supporting research within its membership. Close to 300 delegates attended the Annual Meeting.
In addition to exhibiting and demonstrating its BoneScalpel™ product platform, the Company benefited from a workshop on the use of the BoneScalpel in advanced spine surgery, which was conducted by a German guest speaker, Dr. Daniel Rosenthal, Director of Spine Surgery at the Bad Homburg Regional Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. Among other comments, Dr. Rosenthal, who was born in Argentina, noted the precise nature of the bone cuts, minimal bone loss, reduced bleeding, reduction in procedure time and safety associated with the use of BoneScalpel.
To quote Dr. Rosenthal, "I use the BoneScalpel in arthrectomy or vertebrectomy, and to decompress the foramina. In my opinion, it replaces the saw or drill in spine surgery."
In addition, two separate clinical poster sessions were presented by Dr. Juan P. Garraham, neurosurgeon at the National Children's Hospital, documenting his clinical success with BoneScalpel when used in deformity procedures such as scoliosis of the spine.
The BoneScalpel is a tissue specific osteotomy device capable of safely making precise cuts through bone and hard tissue while largely preserving delicate soft tissue structures. It offers the convenience and speed of a power instrument without the danger associated with rotary sharps. To date, reported uses of the Product in spine surgery include laminectomy, laminotomy, laminoplasty, corpectomy, spinal deformity, foraminotomy, facetectomy and other procedures performed by orthopedic and neuro surgeons.
"We were pleased to participate in this educational event that brings together practitioners and researchers from throughout Argentina and neighboring countries," said Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix. "Exhibiting our state-of-the-art technology at this prestigious gathering and having it supported by workshops and clinical support statements demonstrate our continuing commitment to providing products to the medical community that can provide meaningful benefits to patients."