NuVasive releases NVM5 V2.0


NuVasive has announced the release of a next generation monitoring platform with computer-assisted surgery applications to enhance both speed and efficiency.

Core to the NuVasive philosophy of facilitating reproducible outcomes in spine surgery is the procedural integration of neurophysiology and computer-assisted surgery technologies. The recently released NVM5 V2.0 hosts a comprehensive set of intraoperative technologies specifically designed for spine surgery, including the sensory monitoring modality (SSEP) for multimodality monitoring of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, as well as refinements to the recently launched spinal rod-bending technology called Bendini.

NVM5 V2.0 leverages the experience that NuVasive has accumulated through the past 12 years, with more than 250,000 spine surgeries utilising the company’s proprietary monitoring platform.

Capabilities of the NVM5 platform in spine surgery include:

  • Nerve avoidance during an XLIF procedure in order to navigate the psoas
  • Nerve proximity information during pedicle cannulation and screw placement
  • Computer-assisted, rod-bending technology
  • Nerve root monitoring
  • Spinal cord monitoring
  • Peripheral sensory nerve monitoring

Pat Miles, NuVasive president of Global Products and Services, says, “NVM5 Version 2.0 demonstrates our continued commitment to developing innovative, adjunctive technologies that assist in the safety and reproducibility of surgical outcomes for spine patients, while also improving operating room economics.”

The NVM5 System is a medical device that is intended for intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring during spinal surgery. The device provides information directly to the surgeon, to help assess a patient’s neurophysiologic status. NVM5 provides this information by electrically stimulating nerves via electrodes located on surgical accessories and monitoring electromyography (EMG), transcranial motor evoked potential (TcMEP), or somatosensory evoked potential (SSEP) responses of nerves. The System also integrates Bendini software used to locate spinal implant instrumentation for the placement of spinal rods.