DePuy Synthes Spine is showcasing the Kick System with FluoroExpress Software Module at the North American Society Spine Meeting.
A new visualization option, the Kick System aims to improve access to affordable advanced imaging technology so that surgeons can confirm proper placement of spinal implants while saving time in the OR, according to a company press release. The release noted the image-guided surgery technology enables real-time intraoperative viewing of instrumentation and implants relative to patient anatomy to permit proper pedicle screw placement. Compatible with the Viper System and the Expedium Spine System of implants, the Kick System enhances visualization during minimally invasive and open procedures to treat a broad range of spinal disorders, according to the release, as well as displays up to four different X-ray images at one time, ultimately reducing radiation exposure and surgery time.
“Building on our commitment to enabling technologies, the Kick System enhances less invasive surgery for the clinician who may not have access to expensive 3-D imaging systems, but recognizes the need for advanced imaging to support a successful fusion procedure and help improve patient outcomes,” Dan Wildman, platform leader at DePuy Synthes Spine, said in the release. “Through solutions such as the Kick System, we are improving access to care and creating the delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide.”