Devices

Cervical (Neck) Implants used in Spine Surgery

Cervical implants are devices surgeons use to decompress (remove pressure from nerves) and to stabilize the neck. These procedures are performed to reduce neck pain.

The Present Role of Titanium Cage Fusions In Spine Care

Learn all about the role of titanium cage fusions in patients with spinal conditions that have possibly had a disc removed.

Lumbar (Low Back) Implants Stabilize the Spine

New lumbar (low back) spinal implants, such as artificial discs, are designed to help preserve motion.

MRI Animation

MRI video animation demonstrates magnetic resonance imaging, a spinal diagnostic test that produces detailed images of the neck and back.

Posterior Cervical Implants used in Spine Survery

Cervical implants, such as plates, rods and screws, are different types of spinal instrumentation spine surgeons may use during surgery to stabilize the neck and reduce pain.

Lumbar (Low Back) Dynamic Stabilization - A Patient's Guide

Dynamic stabilization uses flexible materials to stabilize the spine if affected by degenerative changes.

The Cage

The cage is used primarily in the lumbar spine as a disc replacement spacer and is used in pairs - inserted one on the right side of the disc space and the other on the left to give good lateral support.

Implanting Expanding Cages to Reconstruct the Spine: Patient Cases

Two cases studies, complete with pre- and postoperative x-rays, demonstrate how expandable vertebral cages are used in spinal reconstruction.

Vertebral Body Reconstruction Using Expandable Cages

Vertebral body reconstruction following corpectomy or vertebrectomy present the surgeon with a technical challenge. Learn about expandable cages and how spine surgeons use these devices in spinal reconstruction.

Low Back Pain Relief and Pneumatic Vest Use

A pneumatic vest has similar properties to traditional spinal braces but with an additional function. The vest is designed to use inflatable lifters to unload weight off from the lumbar spine.

Image-Guided Surgery: Space Age Technology Enters the Operating Room

Image-guided surgery enables spine surgeons to see and navigate through the patient's anatomy three-dimensionally (3D) in real time before and during surgery.

Lumbar (Low Back) Surgical Implants

Implants are devices (such as cages, rods, screws) that, when combined with bone graft, stabilize the low back.

Cervical and Thoracic Spinal Disorders: New Surgical Technique

In the past, spine surgeons had difficulty placing screws into the proper positions in the vertebrae and still attaching the plate or rod. The VERTEX? Reconstruction System allows screws to be placed exactly where they need to go safely.

Robotics and Computers in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Meet Aesop and Hermes and learn how the use of robotics and computers in minimally invasive spine surgery has resulted in more accurate surgical procedures, shortened operative time, and fewer complications.

Image-Guided Spinal Surgery

IGS illustrates how advancements in instrumentation, computer technology, and imaging have been developed to help surgeons perform complex spinal reconstructions safer and faster.

Dynamic Stabilization's Use in Treating Low Back (Lumbar) Disorders

A discussion about when dynamic stabilization is indicated and the types of devices.

Update: Spinal Implant Breakthrough Stabilizes Spine

One of the newest and most popular spinal instrumentation systems used by surgeons is TSRH-3D?. The TSRH-3D? pedicle screw has a remarkable "headless" design and has proven to be one of the smallest yet strongest spinal implants available today.

Spinal Instrumentation

Many implants used in spinal instrumentation are made from medical grade stainless steel, Titanium, or Titanium-alloy. Implants made from Titanium are highly resistant to corrosion and fatigue and are MRI compatible.

Multi Axial Screws Help Make Instrumentation Surgery Easier

Specially designed screws facilitate lining up the rods with the pedicle screws. Easier placement means less time spent in surgery for the patient, more successful outcomes, and less recovery time.

New Anterior Cervical Plate Makes Headlines

Cervical plates have been used for more than 20 years to increase neck stability following single and multi-level cervical surgery. Now a new cervical plate has been developed, the thinnest one yet. Learn more about this leading technology.

PRODISC

Clinical trial information for the Prodisc Artificial Disc.

Segmental Spinal Stabilization using a Low-Profile Crosslinking Device

The X10 CROSSLINK® Plate Spinal System is a low-profile spinal instrumentation system spine surgeons are using to segmentally stabilize spinal instability and deformity.

Spine Cages Help to Restore Correct Spinal Alignment

Cages are also called 'interbody cages', which refers to where cages are implanted (between two vertebrae). Cages are used to restore lost disc height disc and to relieve pressure on nerve roots.

Lumbar Cage Fusions

By utilizing metallic or carbon fiber fusion cages, structural support is obtained from the cage while healing goes on both through the cage and around the cage with bone graft or bone substitutes.

New Device for Cervical Spine Surgery

The BAK/C cervical interbody device is cylindrical and made of titanium alloy. As the device is implanted between two vertebrae, it collects bone material necessary for fusion. Therefore an autograft procedure or allograft is not always needed.

A Patients' Guide to Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Spinal Surgery (VATS)

One of the most difficult jobs of a spine surgeon is deciding when a surgical intervention is appropriate. There are five basic reasons to offer surgical treatment to patients with spinal disorders and they are discussed here.

FluoroNav: Virtual Fluoroscopy System

FluoroNav is a surgical guidance system that combines a conventional C-arm fluoroscope with a surgical computer. By harnessing the power of the computer with the fluoroscope, FluoroNav allows the surgeon to see many views of the spine.

Anterior Cervical Fixation: Plating

Anterior cervical plating enhances arthodesis (fusion) after discectomy.
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