First U.S. Surgery with MIS Z-Pedicle Screw System in an Open Procedure

By Julie A. Vetalice

Z-Medical announced the first open procedure to employ the MIS Z-Pedicle Screw system in the U.S.

Z-Pedicle Screw was designed to offer reduced tissue disruption, blood loss and trauma in minimally invasive procedures. The system is approved for MIS in Degenerative, Trauma, Tumor and Deformity indications, and has found application in open procedures as well.

Z-Medical received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the MIS Z-Pedicle Screw System in 1Q15, and established a U.S. subsidiary later that year to support launch (with partner WebOps). In 4Q16, the company entered into an agreement with InterMed Resources to distribute the MIS Z-Pedicle Screw to HealthTrust's ~1,600 acute care facilities in the U.S.

Sources: Z-Medical Gmbh + Co.; ORTHOWORLD Inc.

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