First Spinal Fusion with Single-Step Insertion of DSG Technology-Enabled Screws

By Julie A. Vetalice

SpineGuard announced the world’s 1st spinal fusion procedure performed with 1-step insertion of pedicle screws guided by DSG™ (Dynamic Surgical Guidance) technology.

SpineGuard and Neuro France Implants announced their co-development partnership in 1Q15. This successful initial surgery is a milestone in preparation for their commercial launch of G2S pedicle screws that integrate DSG directly into the implant.

Source: SpineGuard

SpineGuard entered into a 2nd co-development agreement in 1Q15—with Zavation, for integration of DSG into its pedicle screws. That represented SpineGuard's 1st partnership with a U.S.-based spine company.

As claimed in an EU patent, in SpineGuard’s "smart screw" concept, the sensor is embedded at the tip of the screw with the electronic component located in the screwdriver handle.


Product Labels: Spinal Fusion

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