Safe Orthopaedics has launched a transverse connector designed to rigidify the stabilisation of posterior spinal osteosynthesis, as well as cement injectable through the Cypress screw to enhance its anchoring strength in osteoporotic or metastatic bone.
The injection of cement into the vertebra should enhance the anchoring strength of Cypress screws, thereby reducing the risk of postoperative instability and repeat surgery.
Jörg Franke, orthopaedic surgeon at the Magdebourg Hospital in Magdebourg, Germany, and member of the Safe Orthopaedics scientific committee, says, “The solution…improves considerably the options in Cypress screw fixation, by increasing its anchoring strength irrespective of bone quality, with the added possibility of injecting cement into the vertebra during the procedure.”
The use of the company’s preassembled instruments is intended to reduce the risk of cement leakage, as the injection is performed directly into the vertebra through a single-use screwdriver. The injection of cement directly into a cannula inside the screwdriver’s handle is designed to make the procedure easier, and thus reduce operating time.