Implanet announces clinical results for JAZZ Band use in idiopathic scoliosis surgery


Implanet has announced the publication of a new white paper presenting the results of a comparative study of two sublaminar bands in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis with posteromedial translation.

This study, carried out by the Department of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Robert Debré hospital, part of Paris Diderot University, represents the final phase of the JAZZ Band’s clinical validation and highlights its safety and efficiency in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. The study was based on 18-month follow-up of a consecutive series of 115 patients.

“These results confirm the efficacy of combining the posteromedial translation technique with rigid chrome-cobalt rods, enabling sagittal alignment to be restored in patients suffering from idiopathic scoliosis”, states Brice Ilharreborde, adding, “The ease of use of the JAZZ implant and the considerable force generated by the tensioning instrument make surgery easier and allow substantial and lasting deformity correction. The small number of implants needed to suitably treat these deformities makes it possible to significantly reduce the overall cost of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery.”

Ludovic Lastennet, chief executive officer of Implanet, says: “The results of this major study confirm that the JAZZ implant offers surgeons an exciting alternative to existing traditional systems, given its excellent radiological outcomes, low complication rate and significantly reduced operative time and intraoperative blood loss. The proven efficacy of our JAZZ implant in adolescent scoliosis surgery is very encouraging, and provides the clinical platform to address other clinical indications, in particular in degenerative spine surgery.”

Although many surgeons still advocate using assemblies consisting entirely of screws for this type of patient, the results of this study show that the JAZZ system should be considered, in particular when treating hypokyphotic patients.