I was excited to read about the use of sterilized single-use spine surgery instruments at the Texas Back Institute. SpineFrontier is also developing sterilized single-use spine surgery instruments to be manufactured here in the U.S. We are looking for partner surgical centers (ASC) and hospitals to help us demonstrate the clinical and economic benefits of this new technology.
Dr. Guyer, the orthopedic surgeon (and past president of the North American Spine Society –NASS), together with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Zigler (a past president of the American Spinal Injury Association –ASIA) performed the minimally invasive lumbar fusion using Safe Orthopaedics’ single-use instruments. In Safe Orthopaedics’ press release, Dr. Guyer reported that the product was easy to use and generated substantial time savings.
In the same press release, Dr. Zigler commented on the easy training and time savings for surgeons: “For mini-invasive screw implantation the system is as user-friendly as any of the standard systems we use. The learning curve is minimal limited to 1or 2 cases for most if not all surgeons.”
By providing instrument kits and implants in packaging that’s already sterilized and easier to use, SpineFrontier wants to help customers improve patient care and significantly reduce healthcare cost. We believe sterilized, single-use instruments like Peel Pack will decrease infection rates and operational costs, eliminate the need for in-house sterilization and reduce the cost through bulk-purchasing. They will also help surgery centers reduce storage space for bulky kits and create an easy-to-manage inventory. Pre-sterilized surgical kits have the potential to deliver cost and time savings to surgeons in OR’s across the nation.