Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Is it Ouroborus or Uroborus? A Serpentine Product

Ouroborus or Uroborus is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent swallowing its own tail and forming a circle. It symbolizes the alchemist opus. So fellow readers what is a Ouroborus Spinal System (OSS)?

The OSS can circumferentially organized graft material within the disc space after a total discectomy has been performed that consists of a mesh structure. The OSS comes in different circumferential sizes that once delivered into the space can be expanded until it is opposed to the inner wall of the native annulus.

The device is activated with a removable expander and allows for morselized allograft or autograft to be packed into the core with the mesh using preloaded cartridges. Not a stand alone product but innovative in its own right. A larger endplate footprint? MIS? Will this obsolete PEEK? TSB wants to know what our readers think?


  1. approach is sure to interest surgeon's and hopstials alike if it reduces time and results are equal to better. Spineology has similar product and further along FDA path, so this could be both regulatory and IP issue.

  2. Watching with interest across the PondDecember 22, 2009 at 1:05 AM

    Surely its a cement restrictor!