Implanet has announced successful results of the first surgeries using Jazz Cap in the USA. Following 510(k) clearance in March 2019, the first Jazz Cap procedures have been successfully completed by fellowship trained orthopaedic spine surgeon Chi Lim, in Spartanburg, USA.
According to Implanet, Jazz Cap is a unique and complete proprietary solution for securing screws in poor quality bone—a factor in 10–30% of vertebral fusion cases in adult patients.
Chi Lim, of Carolina Orthopaedic & Neurosurgical Associates, said: “I have been using Implanet’s Jazz Band implants with excellent results in complex adult deformity indications. The arrival of Jazz Cap as part of the Implanet band range is a major breakthrough in securing and protecting screws in poor quality bone. This new implant was easy to use during the first surgeries and has provided encouraging early post-operative clinical results. We will now follow these patients to confirm the long term outcomes. In my opinion, Jazz Cap will quickly become an essential implant for spine surgeons.”
Ludovic Lastennet, Implanet’s chief executive officer, commented: “I am excited to have personally attended Dr Lim’s initial Jazz Cap procedures. The successful completion of these first surgeries represent a significant step for the development of our company, opening a unique opportunity in the US degenerative spine market. We anticipate Jazz Cap will become a significant alternative to cement augmented pedicle screws. Full market release of the technology is scheduled for September, with a global presentation at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting in Chicago.”