Spineology yesterday announced the launch of its Duo Angled Instrumentation System.
The angled instrumentation system is designed to be used with the Duo Lumbar Interbody Fusion System to allow surgeons to fix the L4-L5 disc space when the iliac crest prevents collinear access to the disc space.
“Accessing the L4-L5 disc space when a high crest is present can be very challenging, especially when using a bladed retractor,” orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Malloy in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. said in a press release. “Compared to the traditional lateral system I have used in the past, the design of the Angled Duo Portal Tube and supporting angled instrumentation makes these cases much easier as it allows me to quickly access the disc space, perform an efficient thorough discectomy and place an implant with significantly less retraction of the soft tissue and neural structures.”
The Duo System implant has 70% more load-sharing surface area when compared to a 22mm width traditional lateral implant of the same length, according to the company. Its features are designed to reduce subsidence, improve spinal correction maintenance and support robust fusion.
“Positioning bladed retractors in the optimal location to ensure the instrumentation enters the disc space at the proper angle is difficult in cases with a high crest,” said Dr. Kris Okumu, a surgeon in Daly City, California, in a press release. “The design of the Angled Duo Portal Tube makes the placement and proper positioning of the Portal Tube very simple, which has significantly reduced my OR time in these cases. I have also been very pleased with the design of the Discectomy and Insertion Instrumentation. The set allows me to quickly address all areas of the endplates and place and fill the Duo Implant in a very efficient manner, which adds additional time savings.”