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Vertebral Body Derotation Instrument Set

Mon, 05/10/2010 - 7:07am

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DePuy Spine, Inc. introduces the EXPEDIUM® Vertebral Body Derotation (VBD) Set to help surgeons correct spinal alignment and decrease rib rotation in patients with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects about 6 million people in the U.S.

DePuy Spine, Inc. introduces the EXPEDIUM® Vertebral Body Derotation (VBD) Set to help surgeons correct spinal alignment and decrease rib rotation in patients with scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects about 6 million people in the U.S.

The new instrumentation is the latest addition to the EXPEDIUM® Spine System and features the EXPEDIUM® Derotation Quick Stick, an extension to pedicle screws that attaches quickly and securely to facilitate three-dimensional spine correction. The instruments in the EXPEDIUM VBD Set give surgeons the ability to link and manipulate multiple vertebral bodies at once for efficient En-Bloc or Segmental derotation maneuvers.

The flexible design of the EXPEDIUM VBD Set accommodates each surgeon’s preferred derotation technique as well as the specific scoliosis characteristics of each patient. The instrumentation is also compatible with the VIPER® System for minimally-invasive surgery, allowing surgeons to combine open and minimally-invasive techniques, if desired. 

For more information, visit www.depuyspine.com

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