FIREFLY, which is frequently used in conjunction with OrthoPediatrics’ RESPONSE Spine System, provides increased efficiency by utilizing AI-driven presurgical planning for optimizing size and trajectory of the pedicle screws when performing complex spinal surgeries. The mechanical constraint provided by the 3D printed patient-specific guides also reduces intraoperative radiation and makes screw placement faster and more efficient. This easy-to-use technology is a unique and cost-effective alternative to complex and expensive navigation systems. OrthoPediatrics is the exclusive distributor of the FIREFLY technology in children’s hospitals throughout the United States.
Dr. Dominick Tuason, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, was an early adopter of the technology. Dr. Tuason commented, “The FIREFLY technology makes a tremendous difference in providing enhanced safety and efficiency in treating complex and congenital spinal deformities. The reduction in time and energy spent placing screws translates into improved patient outcomes with better three-dimensional spinal deformity correction as well as less blood loss and enhanced, rapid recovery post-surgery. I look forward to continue leveraging the benefits this solution provides for my patients.”
David Bailey, president of OrthoPediatrics, added, “We are extremely proud of our partnership with Mighty Oak Medical, and reaching this significant milestone with the FIREFLY technology. This technology allows us to advance our goal of providing pediatric orthopedic surgeons with the tools they need to help children with scoliosis, while promoting safer pediatric procedures. We are glad to see increasing adoption of the technology among our customers around the world.”