CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – (Business Wire) Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC is pleased to announce the launch of the Spyder Minimally Invasive Spinal Retractor System.
The Spyder System is an innovative retractor system indicated for use in the lumbar spine with Aesculap Spine’s S4 Pedicle Screw System. It features a simple and easy-to-use mechanism that offers full adjustability in both the cranial/caudal and medial/lateral directions, in addition to top-loading blades that can be removed intra-operatively without the need to remove the retractor frame during use. The blades and retractor arms are manufactured from X-ray translucent titanium alloy and retract and tilt allowing the ideal field of view with a minimal length skin incision. In addition, the blades are offered in a variety of sizes designed to encourage the surgeon to utilize an ever more localized and less-invasive surgical approach on posterior fusion cases.
“The Spyder Retractor System allows surgeons to transition from their current ‘Open’ surgical technique to an MIS technique at their own pace,” said Chuck DiNardo, President of Aesculap Implant Systems. “Minimally-invasive procedures continue to grow in popularity and the Spyder Retractor System allows all physicians the opportunity to practice MIS and help their patients recover more rapidly.”
The system also offers a novel compressor and distractor instrument that unlike other compressors and distractors is specifically designed to match the Spyder blade sizes and be used in cases where a small skin incision (30 mm length) is made. A light source can be integrated and the frame attached to one of two Aesculap holding arms when needed.
About Aesculap Implant Systems, Inc.
Aesculap was founded in 1867 in Tuttlingen, Germany and has grown into the largest and one of the most respected manufacturers of surgical instruments in the world. Over the years, Aesculap has continued to evolve into a diversified healthcare corporation by focusing its expertise in the areas of orthopaedics, spinal implants, neurosurgery and vascular systems and sutures.
In order to be more responsive to its growing customer base in spine and orthopaedics, Aesculap, Inc. formed a new company, Aesculap Implant Systems, Inc. This new company will focus on these unique markets allowing for greater innovation and customer service. Aesculap Implant Systems maintains a surgeon/patient focus with the goal of improved operative procedures and patient outcomes leading to an improved quality of life.
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