Orthofix to Integrate Pedicle Screw Systems with Brainlab Spinal Products
Orthofix has agreed to integrate its Phoenix MIS and Firebird pedicle screw systems into the latest generation of Brainlab spinal navigation systems.
“Our collaboration with Brainlab is another step in promoting new technologies for procedures such as minimally invasive and spinal deformity surgery,” said Robert Vaters, president and CEO of Orthofix.
The agreement allows for the integration and co-marketing of the technologies, which permits preoperative planning and real-time positioning of spinal fixation devices in technically challenging spinal fusions procedures.
“We believe that the combination of our navigation technology with minimally invasive surgical instrumentation can change the way spinal procedures are done today,” said Martin Immerz, global product line director of orthopedics at Brainlab. “It will not only increase the accuracy of the implant placement but also provide a better orientation during surgery and has the potential to reduce the intra-operative radiation exposure. We are very excited to add the Orthofix products to our supported portfolio for minimally invasive spinal navigation.”
Orthofix International N.V., based in Lewisville, Texas, is a global medical device company focused on developing and delivering repair and regenerative solutions to the spine and orthopedic markets.
Brainlab develops, manufactures and markets software-driven medical technology that supports targeted, less-invasive treatment in markets that include spinal, orthopedic and sports medicine. The company’s core products are image-guided systems and software that provide real-time information used for surgical navigation and radio-surgical planning and delivery. Brainlab is based in Germany, with U.S. headquarters in Westchester, Ill.