Hatch Medical has announced that it has received two US patents for its percutaneous spinal stabilisation system, which is an image-guided, 10-gauge percutaneous placement of a series of curved stabilisation rods cross-linking adjacent vertebrae.
Hatch Medical previously entered into a joint venture with physician inventor J. Kevin McGraw to develop and market the “microinvasive” spinal stabilisation technology to the medical device industry.
According to a company press release, McGraw’s proprietary technology and design elements provide a minimally invasive means to stabilise adjacent vertebrae while preserving patient mobility. The system involves an image-guided, 10 gauge percutaneous placement of a series of curved stabilisation rods cross-linking adjacent vertebrae. McGraw said “We believe our percutaneous system will provide an effective alternative to treat discogenic back pain. Our system permits a fast, efficacious and cost effective option to stabilise and support the targeted region.”