ATEC Spine announced the commercial release of the SafeOp Neural InformatiX System™ for spinal procedures, the last of the company's 12 planned commercial launches for 2019.
SafeOp Neural InformatiX employs electromyography (EMG) and somatosensory evoked potentials (SSEP) to provide surgeons actionable information about the location and health of nerves at risk during surgery. The system connects wirelessly and occupies a small footprint in the O.R.
For lateral lumbar procedures, EMG nerve detection provides information about the direction and proximity of relevant neural anatomy during the surgical approach, and SSEP delivers the ability to reproducibly monitor nerve health. That capability can help mitigate femoral nerve complications, often a challenge to the adoption of lateral surgery.
SafeOp improves the safety and reproducibility of posterior fixation, which encompasses 90% of all spine fusions. When used with the Invictus™ Posterior Fixation approach, SafeOp’s EMG technology delivers nerve detection during screw placement, reducing the risk of pedicle breach.