SeaSpine has announced the limited commercial launch and completion of initial surgeries of the Mariner MIS Wayfinder—a novel, one-step, k-wireless screw delivery system for pedicle screw fixation.
Mariner MIS Wayfinder eliminates reliance on traditional guidewires for percutaneous screw placement by providing a fully-integrated, surgeon-led solution that enables real-time feedback, say SeaSpine. The firm adds that this launch reflects its continued expansion of the Mariner platform and builds on the momentum from the limited commercial launch of the Mariner Adult Deformity System.
Shaeffer Bannigan, senior director of product development at SeaSpine, said: “In the initial cases, the Mariner MIS Wayfinder system has already demonstrated significant efficiencies, particularly when paired with 7D technology.”
Erik Westerlund, chief of surgery at Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital, Phenix City, USA, added: “Mariner MIS Wayfinder provides a one-step posterior percutaneous pedicle solution that eliminates need for stepwise pedicle access trocars and guidewires. Wayfinder offers access to this new level of operative efficiency without attempting to over-engineer the surgeon out of the procedure.
“I find it to be yet another example of SeaSpine solutions aligning with my strategic and technical goal as a surgeon to drive the best possible outcomes for my patients.”