Accelus has announced the first spinal surgeries using its minimally invasive TiHawk11 Interbody Fusion System.
Kalman Blumberg, MD, a Florida-based orthopedic spine surgeon, was first to use the technology for surgery in May. Since then, 150 TiHawk11 devices have been implanted, according to an Aug. 15 press release.
"Utilizing the TiHawk11 device allows me to maximize expansion in both the medial/lateral and cephalad/caudal planes," Frank Cammisa, MD, spine surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, said in the release. "Its biplanar expansion helps me significantly lower the risk of subsidence, and its ability to conform to the patient's endplates while allowing for substantial post-packing of graft provides structural support that ultimately increases the chance for fusion."