SeaSpine has announced the full commercial launch of the 7D FLASH navigation system percutaneous spine module for minimally invasive surgery.
Douglas Orndorff of Spine Colorado (Durango, USA), said: “The addition of the percutaneous module to the FLASH navigation system has brought versatility to my operating room. Whether I am performing mini-open procedures, large revision surgeries, or minimally invasive fusions, I can do them all with one system that optimises my workflows depending on my approach.
“I’m also excited about the future launch of the lumbar facet fusion system that will work seamlessly with the percutaneous module, enabling an integrated procedural solution for my patients.”
The 7D FLASH navigation system uses visible light to create a three-dimensional image for surgical navigation in just seconds, which is expected to result in shorter and more efficient spinal procedures. According to SeaSpine, it is the only marketed image-guidance system that utilises novel and proprietary camera-based technology, coupled with machine-vision algorithms, to eliminate the long-standing frustrations with legacy surgical navigation platforms.
The speed, accuracy, and efficiency of machine-vision technology is intended to provide significant economic value, lower radiation for staff and patients in open procedures, and harnesses the true potential of image-guided navigation—providing a truly unique offering for both open and minimally invasive spine procedures, adds the company.
Beau Standish, president of enabling technologies at SeaSpine, added: “Our percutaneous module has expanded the clinical functionality of the FLASH navigation system by providing surgeons with a fully integrated procedural solution for minimally invasive surgery.
“This new application addresses a large and important part of the spine navigation market and should help drive adoption of our FLASH navigation system among surgeons, hospitals and ambulatory surgery centres.”