Precision Spine will introduce its MD-Vue lateral access system at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting (NASS: October 26-29 2016, Boston, USA).
According to a press release, the strong, lightweight system was designed in collaboration with lateral spinal surgeons, and is the only lateral retractor offering the company’s patented nested 3-blade design that prevents blade creep during insertion.
According to the release, an adjunct fourth blade anterior retraction option enables surgeons to increase the retraction field if necessary. The product is designed to offer infinite resolution retraction, multiple fixation options and integrated LED lighting. The system will sell into a US$1.2 billion worldwide market and is one of several innovative systems in the Precision Spine product development pipeline the company expects to become significant revenue drivers during the next phase of the its aggressive growth.
The MD-Vue lateral access system’s nested three-blade design incorporates a large blade diameter for increased surface area contact, which is intended to minimise the pressure on neural structures during retraction. In addition, the system’s radiolucent retractor should increase visibility of critical anatomical structures during intraoperative C-arm use. The system also features Infinite Cranial/Caudal Resolution, which is designed to prevent unwanted nerve pressure by permitting the surgeon to dial in precisely the desired amount of retraction. In addition, the system features an adjustable dual light source.