DePuy Synthes announced the launch of the Viper Prime System and the Concorde Clear MIS Discectomy Tool for minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery at the North American Spine Society Annual Meeting.
As a combination of multiple instruments in one pedicle screw inserter tool, the Viper Prime System reduces the number of instrument passes, according to a company press release. Compared to traditional discectomy tools, the single-use Concorde Clear MIS Discectomy Tool allows surgeons to complete the degenerated disc-clearing process faster on average and more efficiently while increasing the amount of disc material removed, the release noted.
“As a global leader in spine, we have a responsibility to continue to innovate to make spinal fusion surgery less invasive for patients and less complicated for surgeons,” Nadav Tomer, global platform leader for DePuy Synthes Spine, said in the release. “Both the Viper Prime System and the Concorde Clear MIS Discectomy Tool are examples of how we are providing differentiated technologies that simplify spine surgery and make it more reproducible for every surgeon while reducing the impact on patients.”