BILLERICA, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HydroCision Inc. (www.hydrocision.com) announced today that its novel cutting-with-water fluidjet technology has been used in over 40,000 spinal, arthroscopic and wound debridement procedures—thus firmly establishing HydroSurgery as a major platform for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). “The company has capitalized on the double digit growth of the minimally invasive surgical market,” states Doug Daniels, President and CEO of HydroCision. “A large driver of our procedural growth has been patients who seek out surgeons that perform minimally invasive procedures. This has led to rapid adoption of these new and evolving techniques, for example, in back surgery by a growing number of neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and interventional pain physicians to treat their patients’ pain in a variety of back procedures, including fusion and discectomy.”
The Company’s family of fluidjet products empowers surgeons to simultaneously cut, ablate, and remove hard and soft tissue quickly, safely, and effectively— without the collateral thermal or mechanical trauma of other surgical modalities.
“Due to the very small incision size involved in minimally invasive spine procedures, adequate removal of large amounts of disc material has proven challenging and a limiting factor with regard to successful fusion and good clinical outcomes,” says Larry Khoo, M.D., Co- Director, Comprehensive Spine Center, Division of Neurosurgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles. “Simply put, it is difficult to introduce classical mechanical disc removal and preparation tools through very small openings and remove enough disc material to ensure that fusion can occur. There can be no doubt that the HydroSurgery approach made possible by the SpineJet HydroSurgery System provides spine surgeons with great new tools, thus empowering us to perform truly minimally invasive fusion procedures that lead to improved clinical outcomes and faster patient recovery.”