Stryker launches new percutaneous pedicle screw system


Stryker has announced that it has launched the ES2, which is a percutaneous pedicle screw system for use in minimally invasive spinal surgery procedures.

According to a company press release, the ES2 system is built on Stryker’s Xia 3 pedicle screw technology that has been used in approximately 500,000 cases worldwide. The streamlined implant and instrument design, the press release reported, of the new system allows for one-step, percutaneous placement of the screw and retractor—providing surgeons with the efficiency, simplicity and security they desire during minimally invasive procedures.

Jeffrey Roh, orthopedic surgeon and director of the Seattle Minimally Invasive Spine Center in Seattle, USA, commented: “The ES2 implant has built-in reduction capabilities, integrated blades and an anatomically designed thread pattern that has given me a well-rounded system to use in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) cases. With ES2, I am confident that my patients are receiving the highest quality products that allow me to provide excellent outcomes both during and after their surgery.”

The new product is part of Stryker’s less invasive technology platform of 13 MIS products which are segmented into four key areas including access systems, disc preparation, interbody insertion, and fixation solutions.