DePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Company, announced the launch of its Symphony Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System for patients with complex cervical spine disorders.
According to a company press release, the system includes instruments and implants intended for stabilization of the spine in patients undergoing posterior cervical fusion. The system was created to improve the surgeon experience in fixation, alignment, targeting and extensions. The instrumentation reportedly is compatible with navigation software to assist in targeting complex anatomy.
“The Symphony system builds on the deep expertise of DePuy Synthes in treating diseases that affect the cervical spine, and we are excited to elevate our existing portfolio by offering this new enhanced solution for the treatment of these debilitating conditions,” Nadav Tomer, worldwide president of spine at DePuy Synthes, said in the release. “This launch represents an incredible global opportunity to bring a differentiated solution to surgeons looking for reduced complexity, streamlined procedures and more flexibility in treatment options for their patients.”
The system is intended to improve fixation in patients with suboptimal bone quality and to address a potential cause of screw failure, which may lead to the need for revision surgery. It also offers the option of sterile packed implants, which may decrease processing costs, according to the release.