DePuy Synthes expands spine portfolio with nerve assessment platform designed to identify & avoid nerves during spine surgery


SENTIO MMG consists of a touchscreen tablet, control unit, probes, and smart sensors which can be set up by surgical personnel with a minimal footprint in the operating room. With the launch of SENTIO MMG, DePuy Synthes is enabling surgeons to assess nerve status in a differentiated way. It delivers a patented, smart sensor technology that provides real-time feedback directly to the surgeon on nerve location in the form of visual and audible alerts designed to support surgical decision making and potential efficiency during surgery.

“The SENTIO MMG System has provided me with a reliable technology to attain nerve mapping during spinal fusion procedures. It is a useful means to assess nerve status intraoperatively while simultaneously making the operating room workflow more efficient and decreasing costs for the hospital,” says Frank LaMarca, a neurological surgeon at Jackson, USA.

Speaking to Spinal News International, Depuy Synthes emphasised the “specificity and sensitivity” of this system, and highlighted the potential for SENTIO MMG to aid in surgical navigation or to fuse with robotics in the future.

“The addition of SENTIO MMG to our enabling technologies portfolio will provide value to surgeons performing spine procedures in a variety of care settings, including both hospital and outpatient surgery,” comments Nadav Tomer, worldwide president, spine, DePuy Synthes. “This platform underscores our commitment to digital technologies that advance care for patients and we believe by embracing solutions such as SENTIO MMG we can help to reduce variability and inefficiency in spine surgery.”


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