Stryker's Q guidance system received FDA 510(k) clearance for spine surgery applications.
The Q system is designed for advanced surgical planning and intraoperative guidance for open or percutaneous computer-assisted surgery, according to a May 31 news release. It is used with Stryker's Spine Guidance Software, which is approved for use in patients 13 and older.
"The versatility of the Q Guidance System will help to streamline our technologies across multiple specialties such as cranial, spine, ENT and orthopedics," Robbie Robinson, president of Stryker's spine division, said in the release. "The system is designed for future compatibility with a fully integrated ecosystem, driving more value for our customers."