Stryker acquires SafeWire product portfolio


Stryker’s Spine division has acquired use of the SafeWire product portfolio, including the Y-Wire guidewire and Tiger Jamshidi Needle Family for use in minimally invasive spine surgery.

Acquired from SafeWire, the Y-wire features a patented feature that is designed to mitigate potential wire-based complications, such as inadvertent advancement of the guidewire through bone, accidental pullout, kinking, or wire migration. In addition, with reduced surgical steps and technical ease, the Y-wire helps to optimise workflow for minimally invasive spine cases, and to significantly reduce patient and surgeon exposure to fluoroscopy.