Orthofix Medical has announced the full commercial launch of, and first patient cases involving, the Mariner deformity pedicle screw system. The first product launched since the merger of Orthofix and SeaSpine earlier this month, the Mariner deformity pedicle screw system, developed by SeaSpine, is designed to address the clinical requirements of complex adult deformity spine cases.
According to a press release, the full commercial launch adds advanced reduction and correction instrumentation, specialised implant technologies, and robust osteotomy tools to deliver efficient and powerful surgical intervention.
Dennis Cirino, SeaSpine’s senior vice president of global spinal systems, said: “The Mariner deformity system represents an innovative collaboration between surgical minds and a cutting-edge product development team. Combined with our market-leading biologics and 7D FLASH navigation with machine vision accuracy and segmental registration, this system is designed to deliver a full solution that meets clinical needs and advances the modular platform of the Mariner family.”
The Mariner deformity system incorporates the strength of Mariner’s modular technology to provide a comprehensive implant offering while reducing the number of surgical trays typically associated with deformity surgery, say the company. This reduced physical footprint is intended to result in improved workflow, limited operating room clutter, and reduced sterile processing costs to the hospital. Furthermore, the system expands the differentiated capabilities of the novel ‘gimbal’ technology incorporated into the Mariner family of products to enable more efficient placement of complex instrumentation.
Pawel Jankowski, a neurosurgeon at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, USA), added: “The Mariner deformity system has benefitted from both ergonomic refinement and strategic product differentiation. The team has done a tremendous job in creating an inspired, comprehensive complex adult correction platform.”