Orthofix Phoenix receives Japanese approval

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Orthofix Phoenix
Orthofix Phoenix

Orthofix has received approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) for its Phoenix minimally invasive spinal fixation system.

Ray Fujikawa, president of Orthofix Spine Fixation says, “We are committed to continuing to work towards securing additional product approvals in order to provide surgeons in Japan with a full range of our spine fixation solutions.”

The Phoenix minimally invasive system is designed to enable the percutaneous placement of pedicle screws designed to provide stabilisation and correction to assist fusion in patients suffering from degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and trauma conditions in the middle and lower back. Featuring an implant design for percutaneous and mini open surgical approaches, the Phoenix system is intended to permit a smaller working diameter, thereby reducing the surgical incision.