Depuy Spine Launches Expedium VBD Instrument Set
DePuy is a Johnson & Johnson company. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that affects about 6 million people in the US.
According to the company, the new instrumentation features the Expedium Derotation Quick Stick, an extension to pedicle screws that attaches securely to facilitate three-dimensional spine correction.
The instruments in the Expedium VBD Set give surgeons the ability to link and manipulate multiple vertebral bodies at once for efficient En-Bloc or Segmental derotation maneuvers, said the company.
The company added that the design of the Expedium VBD Set accommodates each surgeon’s preferred derotation technique as well as the specific scoliosis characteristics of each patient. The instrumentation is also compatible with the Viper System for minimally-invasive surgery, allowing surgeons to combine open and minimally-invasive techniques, if desired.
Randal Betz, one of the design surgeons who helped develop the Expedium VBD Set and past president of the Scoliosis Research Society, said: “Rib prominence is often the main concern for scoliosis patients and their parents so derotation is a very important part of the surgery.
“However, derotation can be challenging and complex. This new instrumentation is designed to streamline the process and to help produce an excellent clinical and cosmetic result.”
Will this new instrument set help surgeons to produce better clinical result?
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