SE will be releasing a retrospective two year follow-up in the first quarter of 2010. In all likelihood, this will be the first retrospective data presented on the efficacy of this type of device. This will be an important report, since "zero-profile" devices have yet to prove that non-union rates are not the same as an interbody device without anterior fixation. Recently SE had a paper published by Choll Kim, M.D. of San Diego that discussed the simplicity, versatility and ease of use when implanting this device into multiple levels without associated dysphagia. This device allows the surgeon the option to address multiple levels off-label. In addition, there has been documentation and biomechanical testing to substantiate torsional stability. A device that can be inserted with a minimally invasive approach, reducing surgical time, no plate sizing, no plate bending, and with a proven track record we're not talking about Quantum Orthopaedics, we're talking Spinal Elements. TSB wants to know what our readers think? Stop by the SE Booth next week, who know's you may even run into TSB. Cheers!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Quantum Orthopaedics, Nope! Spinal Elements!
Mosaic: arbitrary patterns resembling a composition made of diverse elements. TSB is not speaking about a decoration made of stone or small glass, TSB is speaking of Spinal Elements which was the front runner pioneering a device and concept that has been the platform for all zero profile implants. The Mosaic was the first all in one device that combines interbody support with a tension band, designed in 2, 3, and 4 hole configurations. This product has stood the test of time.