Walnut Creek, CA (December 13, 2016) Providence Medical Technology, Inc., an innovator in tissue-sparing cervical fusion technology, today announced the publication of Novel instrumentation and technique for tissue sparing posterior cervical fusion in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience by Bruce McCormack, MD and Raman Dhawan, MD.
In the paper, the authors describe a tissue-sparing technique for posterior cervical fusion (PCF) using a single-use, disposable instrument set which includes an access chisel, a decorticating trephine, a mallet, a guide tube, a decortication burr, and a bone graft tamp. The instruments and technique minimize soft tissue disruption and facilitate arthrodesis of the cervical spine.
The technique is as follows.
The authors state PCF is a time-tested procedure which provides good results; however, other PCF approaches previously described in the literature have also been associated with significant perioperative morbidity. The instruments and technique described in this paper allow for small incision access with direct visualization for decortication and fusion of the cervical lateral mass and facet joints, thereby minimizing soft tissue disruption and decreasing perioperative morbidity.
The publication of this paper in a peer-reviewed journal is an important milestone in our effort to raise awareness regarding our platform of innovative, single-use instruments and implants for cervical fusion,commented Jeff Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Providence Medical Technology. We are committed to filling critical gaps in the continuum of traditional cervical spine care.â€
About Providence Medical Technology, Inc.
Providence Medical Technology, Inc. is a privately-held medical device company developing innovative solutions addressing the $2 billion worldwide cervical spine market. The company is focused on commercializing the DTRAX platform of single-use, tissue-sparing instruments and CAVUX implants for cervical fusion, as well as other technologies that improve cervical spine procedures for both physicians and patients. For more information, visit www.providencemt.com.
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