Band-Lok has announced the performance of the first spinal surgery using the company’s pedicle-sparing polyester band technology.
Mike Albert performed the first case on August 22, 2016, at Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. “The technology’s unique tether clamp system was used in a neuromuscular scoliosis measuring 90 degrees,” says Albert. “The case went exceptionally well; demonstrating the versatility, simplicity and power of the band to correct severe spinal deformities. The system performed flawlessly, gradually correcting this large spinal deformity with no bone or band failures.”
“The Band-Lok technology was developed as a novel way to approach various orthopaedic defects using polyester bands and intuitive instrumentation.” says John Kapitan, head of Research and Development and co-founder of Band-LOK.
Band-Lok was granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in November, 2015, and has other patents pending.
The technology is distributed via a licensing agreement with OrthoPediatrics.