Carl Lauryssen, MD demonstrates simultaneous disc space distraction and implant insertion, which allows gentle, impact-sparing techniques to reduce potential nerve injury, implant stress, impaction, and subsidence
Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2011
Spinal Elements, a spinal technology company, announced today the launch of the Controlled Delivery Gun Resource Center on SpineUniverse.com - Surgeon's Guide to Lucent® Controlled Delivery Guns. The Lucent® Controlled Delivery Guns for Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) are premium quality delivery instruments that distract the disc space and insert the interbody implant in one step, while shielding the exiting nerve roots. Both guns demonstrate advanced control in implant delivery technology, which is a key consideration for spine surgeons.
Lumbar discectomy and fusion is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by spine surgeons. Neurosurgeon Carl Lauryssen, MD discusses PLIF and TLIF Controlled Delivery Gun technology during sawbone and cadaveric demonstrations. In an exclusive interview with SpineUniverse, orthopaedic spine surgeon David A. Benavides, MD shares his experiences and observations stating, "Implant delivery is smoothly completed with limited neural exposure."
Carl Lauryssen, MD demonstrates simultaneous disc space distraction and implant insertion, which allows gentle, impact-sparing techniques to reduce potential nerve injury, implant stress, impaction, and subsidence. Dr. Lauryssen indicates the Controlled Delivery Guns are ideal for minimally invasive spine applications and adds, "Having the ability to control distraction, to place the interbody device in the ideal position to prevent long-term collapse, as well as to do this intra-operatively in a safe, controlled fashion without injuring nerve roots or causing dural tears is an outstanding goal and I think we are able to do that with this device."
Additional information is available by calling Spinal Elements or by visiting the new company website at http://www.spinalelements.com.
About Spinal Elements
Spinal Elements, headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, is an innovative spine technology company that is Delivering a New Standard for spine surgery. The company is focused on the development of progressive spinal treatment options for today and tomorrow and markets a complete portfolio of advanced spinal implant technologies throughout the U.S.
SpineUniverse, a Vertical Health website, is the most-visited spine-focused site on the web. SpineUniverse.com/professional features an industry-leading library of patient case studies and education resources. An Editorial Board of more than 90 of the world's leading spine experts ensures that all information presented is trustworthy and of the highest quality.