Non-Fusion Spinal Treatment Device

June 15, 2006 5:36 am | St. Francis Medical Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The X STOP® Interspinous Process Decompression (IPD®) System is a titanium alloy implant that is FDA approved for the non-fusion treatment proven to improve symptom severity and physical function for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Inserted through a small incision, the X STOP is placed between two bones called spinous processes of the symptomatic discs in the low back.

LISTED UNDER: Spinal Surgery & Fixation Products

ACL Reconstruction Screw

April 12, 2006 10:47 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The CALAXO™ Osteoconductive Interference Screw promotes bone regrowth after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. The screw is used to secure a graft in ACL reconstruction. Then, over the course of the next 12 months, the screw is resorbed by the body, and compounds within the screw stimulate the natural process of bone formation in its place.

LISTED UNDER: Absorbable Plates & Screws

Hand Fixation System

December 13, 2005 2:06 am | Small Bone Innovations, Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The SBI Universal Hand System™ (UHS) is a multi-use modular hand fixation system. The UHS materials platform is ‘cold-worked’ 316L stainless steel, consisting of three implant modules (1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, and 2.4mm) with full instrumentation and a K-wire module with color coded titanium wires in various sizes and styles.

LISTED UNDER: Screws and Plates

Shape Memory Implants

October 17, 2005 1:08 pm | Intelifuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

InteliFUSE has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to distribute shape memory implants for surgeries involving the foot, ankle, hand and wrist. The company is also seeking FDA clearance for surgeries involving the large bones, spine and cranio-maxillofacial areas. One patented device, StimuLINK™, (made of Nitinol, a nickel-titanium alloy) stimulates osteogenesis, the ability of the body to grow new bone.

LISTED UNDER: Spinal Surgery & Fixation Products

Femoral Positioning Instrument

October 12, 2005 2:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Femur Finder® System is a unique positioning instrument that assures accurate guide wire placement during femoral IM fixation, while minimizing soft tissue trauma. It eliminates the need to “eyeball” the correct femoral entry point. The instrument facilitates aiming, drilling and directing of guide wire accurately into the medullary canal during femoral nailing.


Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Surgery Systems

April 13, 2005 7:29 am | Depuy Spine, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

When used together, the PIPELINE™, CONCORDE™ and VIPER™ Systems provide less invasive access to the spine, controlled placement of an intervertebral spacer, and control during pedicle screw fixation. Each system was specifically designed to enhance a different aspect of minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery.

LISTED UNDER: Spinal Surgery & Fixation Products

Minimally Invasive Back Therapy System

March 14, 2005 5:09 am | Smith & Nephew, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ELECTROTHERMAL™ 20S Spine System includes a new multi-functional generator that provides controlled levels of thermal energy for treating chronic lower back pain. The system is designed for use with the company's current minimally invasive therapies and with its new procedure to treat neck and back pain resulting from painful facet (spine) joints.

LISTED UNDER: Spinal Surgery & Fixation Products


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