Healthcare Industry News: PEEK
News Release - October 26, 2016
Spinal Elements(R) and Mighty Oak Medical Announce Marketing Collaboration for FIREFLY(R) Patient-Matched, 3D Printed Spine Surgery SolutionsCARLSBAD, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--Spinal Elements, a spine technology company, announced that they will be working with Mighty Oak Medical to market the FIREFLY® surgical guidance system.
The FIREFLY® system consists of bone models and guides precisely matched to the patient’s anatomy through concierge pre-surgical planning and proprietary computer-designed guidance solutions. Using data from the patient’s computed topography (CT) scan, Mighty Oak Medical is able to make highly accurate patient-specific pedicle screw guides to be used intraoperatively. The guides and bone models are created using the latest 3D printing technologies.
Navigation has become increasingly more popular with surgeons as a way to achieve improved screw placement accuracy. Image-guided and robotic-assisted systems are available at some facilities, but can be extremely expensive, requiring capital equipment installations at the facility. This makes the technology less accessible to smaller centers and can require surgeons to wait on equipment availability.
The FIREFLY® Pedicle Screw Navigation Guide system has no capital equipment requirements, and intraoperative imaging (and thus radiation exposure) may be reduced due to the accuracy of the patient-matched guides. This makes FIREFLY® an attractive alternative to control costs and improve safety for all stakeholders.
Heidi Frey, President of Mighty Oak Medical, had this to say: “We are excited to partner with Spinal Elements on this technology. We feel confident that once surgeons experience the ease of use and accessibility of the FIREFLY® system, they will gravitate towards predetermined screw sizes and trajectories, implemented with 3D printed patient-specific guides, as a preferred course of treatment for their patients. Spinal Elements, being a technology leader, is a natural partner choice for us to market this technology.”
Spinal Elements will be exhibiting (Exhibit 1341) October 26th through the 28th at the North American Spine Society meeting in Boston. The FIREFLY® technology will be on display within the Spinal Elements exhibit.
About Spinal Elements
Spinal Elements, headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, is a spine technology company for spine surgeons who demand innovative, extremely high quality surgical solutions. From the company’s early work which helped make PEEK commonplace throughout the spine industry to recent advancements in Ti-Bond® porous titanium coated PEEK interbody implants and controlled delivery technology, Spinal Elements has built a reputation for being trustworthy, innovative and different. The company is focused on the development and marketing of progressive spinal treatment options and markets a complete portfolio of advanced spinal implant technologies. Additionally, the company distributes Hero® Allograft, the net proceeds from which are donated to charities benefiting children with life-threatening medical conditions. The company recently launched a warranty program for its Ti-Bond technology based on the success of over 10,000 devices implanted. For more information, please visit www.spinalelements.com.
Source: Spinal Elements
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