Image-Guided Instrumentation for Viper 2 and Expedium Spine Systems

At NASS, DePuy Synthes Spine also announces a new partnership with Brainlab.

October 28, 2012
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Officials at DePuy Synthes Spine announce new image-guided instrumentation for two of its leading spine systems and has entered into a new partnership agreement with Brainlab, enabling both companies to offer integrated surgical navigation and imaging solutions.

The announcement was made at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 27th annual meeting, where the company is featuring its broad portfolio of minimally invasive and traditional spinal surgery solutions.

“We believe the use of our instrumentation with Brainlab’s imaging and navigation solutions will be highly attractive to customers globally,” says Namal Nawana, worldwide president, DePuy Synthes Spine. “This partnership is the latest example of how our new company is providing procedural solutions that deliver benefits to patients, physicians, providers, payers and policy makers.”

At NASS, DePuy Synthes Spine is featuring newly developed image-guided instrumentation for its Viper 2 Pedicle Screw Fixation System for minimally invasive surgery and Expedium Spine System for open surgical procedures. The new instrumentation, which includes awls, probes, taps, screw inserters and Jamshidi needles, has been integrated with Brainlab’s computer software. Additional image-guided and surgical navigation systems are expected over the next several months.

“The partnership with DePuy Synthes Spine will allow us to integrate our technology seamlessly in surgical procedures and therefore provide an unmatched product offering to our combined customers,” said Stefan Vilsmeier, CEO and president of Brainlab.