Spinal Simplicity has announced the launch of its Minuteman G5 implant—a minimally invasive, interspinous-interlaminar fusion device intended for the fixation and stabilisation of the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine while awaiting bony fusion to occur.
The implant is designed for attachment to the posterior non-cervical spine at the spinous processes through its bilateral grip plates, and it is intended for use with bone graft material placed within the device.
Todd Moseley, CEO and co-founder of Spinal Simplicity, said: “I am grateful to announce the full product launch of our next generation Minuteman technology. Our new G5 implant has additional patented features that will provide numerous advantages for our doctors and the patients we all serve. The launch of our G5 implant is a great example of our company fulfilling one of our core values, the relentless pursuit of perfection.”
According to Spinal Simplicity, the Minuteman G5 implant advancements include:
- Full control over the implant wings allowing the user to deploy and retract the wings intraoperatively.
- Single piece implant body minimizing the device profile without the need to remove a portion of the threaded body.
- 60° wing angle designed to provide improved biomechanical stability in response to axial rotation and lateral bending loading.
- Hydroxyapatite coated fixation hex nut designed to maximise bone-implant contact area and promote bone on-growth, stability, and fusion.
- Lower profile compared to Minuteman G3-R allowing the implant to be inserted down a smaller diameter sleeve from the MIS lateral approach.