Steribite (Cleveland) recently received FDA clearance for its disposable kerrison rongeurs.
The kerrison rongeurs are used to remove bone on all spine procedures. Reusable ones are typically harder to clean, increasing the risk of infection to patients. The instruments are also expensive and hard to maintain and keep sharp, which poses a challenge to spinal surgeons while increasing risk for patients.
“We are extremely pleased with the FDA clearance and know the Steribite disposable kerrison will provide a simple, safe and cost effective solution to the problems associated with reusable kerrison rongeurs,” said Steribite CEO John Redmond in a press release. “We set out to create a better designed rongeur that eliminates all the problems associated with reusable ones, with the added safety of being totally disposable, and I am confident we have succeeded. We look forward to introducing this exciting product in the U.S. early in the first quarter of 2019.”