SpineGuard is to launch its new PediGuard Threaded device commercially during the 2016 SpineWeek meeting in Singapore. According to a company release, this launch follows successful clinical evaluations performed by seven surgical teams in Europe and Asia.
“This novel three-in-one instrument enables me to optimise both the insertion, the positioning and the anchorage of screws into the vertebra without the need for fluoroscopy,” says Ciaran Bolger, a neurosurgeon working in Dublin, Ireland.
Eighteen major international spinal societies come together every four years for the SpineWeek conference. Between 3,500 and 4,000 orthopaedists and neurosurgeons are expected from all over the world. During the meeting, the DSG technology will be featured in three scientific podium presentations:
- Accuracy of a Dynamic Surgical Guidance (DSG) probe for screw insertion in the cervical spine (Dixon D, Darden B, Casamitjana J, Weismann K, Powell D, Baluch D (USA, Spain & Chile))
- Does the use of Dynamic Surgical Guidance (DSG) assist with accurate pedicle screw placement in patients with osteoporosis or osteopenia? (Defino H, Williams J, da Silva Herrero CF, Betz R, Powell D, Gaughan J (Brazil & USA))
- Reducing pedicle drilling radiation by using Dynamic Surgical Guidance (DSG) with a Jamshidi needle while maintaining screw placement accuracy Williams J, Khoo L, Gaughan J, Betz R (USA))