Irish medical technology company Medtronic has launched its CD Horizon Solera Voyager spinal system that can be used in minimally invasive spine procedures, during the 22nd Annual International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The system, which is available worldwide, expands upon the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) procedure by providing multiple, minimally invasive rod insertion options and enabling a seamless 3D-navigated surgical experience.
Medtronic Spinal business president Doug King said: "Medtronic is known for life-changing innovations and groundbreaking technologies.
"That legacy, along with our broad portfolio and collaborative partnerships, enables us to truly make an impact on patient care.
"This system represents our commitment to take minimally invasive techniques and 3D-navigated surgery even further and develop solutions with clinical and economic value."
The system enables surgeons to use either a percutaneous or Wiltse minimally invasive approach for rod insertion depending upon their preference.
A part of Medtronic's Surgical Synergy Spinal Platform, the system also features a low-profile, extended-tab screw with inner threading, which simplifies rod insertion and facilitates rod reduction.
Claimed to be the most integrated portfolio of navigated surgical technologies, Surgical Synergy Spinal Platform aims to minimise the operating room from interruption and constraints and gives surgeons the freedom to focus wholly on their patients.
Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, US, Medtronic's Spinal business collaborates with world-renowned surgeons, researchers and innovative partners to provide new therapies for spinal, neurological, orthopaedic and oral maxillofacial conditions.
Image: The CD Horizon Solera Voyager System expands upon the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedure. Photo: courtesy of Medtronic 2015.