Safe Orthopaedics rolls out new range of fenestrated screws for spine surgery
An innovative spinal implant that increases safety, simplifies the operational procedure and limits the cost of surgery for patients with osteoporosis has been launched by Safe Orthopaedics. The company, which has developed and marketed a range of sterile implants with associated disposable surgical instruments for spine surgery, has announced the European launch of its new fenestrated screw and the success of the first six surgeries on patients with osteoporosis.
The fenestrated screw has lateral windows enabling cement to be injected into osteoporotic vertebrae in order to strengthen anchoring to the bone and has recently been granted CE marking. In combination with Safe Orthopaedics’ preassembled single-use instruments, it provides an innovative solution that eliminates the risk of cement leakage where the screw meets the instrument. Furthermore, the dosage of cement directly used in a cannula in the screwdriver’s handle makes it easier for surgeons to use and therefore reduces operating time.
“The first surgeries have been a success,” commented Gianluca Maestretti, an orthopaedic surgeon at Fribourg cantonal hospital in Switzerland. “The Safe Orthopaedics fenestrated screw is very easy to use and allows us to save substantial time while reducing the risks to the patient.”