NuVasive expands IGA platform to support all spinal procedures

NuVasive LessRay
NuVasive LessRay

NuVasive has launched a number of new spinal innovations, including the company’s expanded Integrated Global Alignment (IGA) platform, which now supports all spinal procedures, including cervical alignment.

In addition, the company has introduced proprietary image enhancement software that allows the surgical staff to significantly reduce exposure to surgical radiation in the operating room, and directly addresses a known safety concern of surgeons and operating room staff.

IGA is a proprietary, procedurally-integrated digital platform of specialized products designed to help surgeons achieve more precise spinal column alignment.

NuVasive’s technology is designed to help surgeons:

  • Calculate the patient’s cervical alignment and preoperatively plan prior to surgery,
  • Correct and assess the cervical spine intraoperatively through integrated procedural solutions, and
  • Confirm postoperatively the reconciliation of the preoperative plan and the intraoperative assessment.

Part of the expanded platform includes the launch of Bendini occipito-cervico-thoracic, the innovative computer-assisted, rod bending system. Bendini occipito-cervico-thoracic is designed for use in combination with NuvaPlanning software, integrated into surgical workflow for pre-, intra- and postoperative planning and confirmation, and NuvaMap operating room, a real-time intraoperative assessment tool to assess the correction achieved prior to finishing the case. Also, as part of the cervical IGA platform, the company will be launching the CoRoent small interlock hyperlordotic system, the first anterior cervical interfixated implant designed to treat cervical alignment deformities by offering multiple lordotic options to address patient-specific correction.

As surgery trends increasingly towards minimally invasive surgery due to patient benefits, surgeon familiarity and superior clinical and economical outcomes, radiation exposure to surgeons and operating room staff may increase. Another product launched recently by NuVasive aims to tackle this growing problem.

NuVasive acquired the LessRay software technology suite from a private company called SafeRay Spine. The LessRay software is designed to be integrated into current surgeon workflow and utilises an algorithm to drive image registration and enable management of radiation exposure, while maintaining high-quality, intraoperative images on existing C-arm workflow without loss of visual accuracy.