The first idiopathic scoliosis surgical procedure using the Jazz platform in Brazil has been successfully performed by Raphael Pratali and his team at the Hospital do Servidor Público Estadual in São Paulo, Brazil.
Further surgical procedures are scheduled in Brazil, according to a company release.
“Jazz technology is an excellent alternative to screws in maximising the correction of major spine deformities. Using Jazz implants in a hybrid construct in idiopathic scoliosis surgery makes it possible to restore the patient’s sagittal balance. By significantly reducing operating time, we provide the patient with additional safety,” says Pratali.
Ludovic Lastennet, chief executive officer of Implanet, concludes, “We are impressed by how quickly the first Jazzsurgery was performed following the regulatory approval received two months ago from the Brazilian health authorities.”