ECA Medical Instruments and Intelligent Implant Systems (I2S) have jointly developed a new 100% disposable spinal implant instrument fixation kit.
The I2S Revolution spinal fusion system features ECA's sterile packed, disposable instrument set designed to simplify workflow, save money and maximise efficiency in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
The kit contains disposable fixation tools including awls, pedicle probes, driver shafts, cannulated torque-limiting handles, ratchets and fixed drivers, which can be used by orthopaedic surgeons to perform open and minimally invasive surgeries (MIS).
It was developed to treat acute and chronic instabilities or deformities of the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spinal in skeletally mature patients.
This pre-sterilised and single-use posterior spinal fixation procedural system allows hospitals and ambulatory surgical centres (ASCs) to increase productivity and reduce operational costs.
ECA Medical Instruments president John Nino said: "We're helping transform healthcare economics by providing our OEM implant customers with robust and tailored disposable instruments and fixation kits as alternatives to traditional and costly reusable tools.
"Adoption of disposable kits across the orthopaedic market is saving hospitals and ASCs on inventory and operating costs, improving patient safety, reducing risk of surgical site infection and increasing OR efficiency levels."
Currently under FDA 510(k) review, the system is not available for sale, but it will be available through distributors across North America, once approved by FDA.
Intelligent Implant Systems president Marc Richelsoph said: "We are pleased to have partnered with ECA for developing single-use and disposable instrumentation kits for our new Revolution system.
"The future of spinal implants will be cost effective sterile implant and instrument systems, and I2S is leading the way with the help of ECA, the market leader in single-use instrumentation."