Intelligent Implant Systems Announces US Patent Attained for Revolution™ Spinal System

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Key patent issues for all-sterile spinal system

Intelligent Implant Systems, LLC is pleased to announce the issuance of US Patent No. 9,044,273, underpinning the Revolution™ Spinal System. Revolution™ is based on improving the thoraco-lumbar spinal fusion implant procedure by eliminating complicated reusable non-sterile instrument trays and replacing them with one easy-to-use disposable instrument tray. The implants, designed specifically for this new approach, provide for numerous benefits over previous technology. Intelligent Implant Systems has additional patents on this technology pending in the US and throughout the world. This patent extends Intelligent Implant Systems' patent portfolio to 11 issued patents in the United States, with additional foreign patents issued. The patent can be located at http://www.uspto.gov.

The Revolution™ implant design combines the best of polyaxial screw systems and plating systems into a new implant which has the ability to connect multiple bone screws while adjusting for angulation and distance between the bone screws. This assists the surgeon in connecting implants at different angles without bending or contouring rods or other components. Benefits of the system include accurate and easier connecting of two or more implants and significantly reducing surgical instrumentation and surgical time. Unlike most current systems, the locking mechanism is incorporated within the design, eliminating extra components and steps, such as placing set screws, which can be tedious and introduce the risk of cross threading.

The Revolution™ Spinal System can be implanted using a total of seven instruments, including a new instrument for easy controllable compression and distraction. Additionally, the bone screws are cannulated for use in mini-open and minimally invasive surgical procedures. In addition to the sterile single instrument tray, implants for the Revolution™ system are also provided sterile, packaged in transparent tubes with each implant having a barcode for traceability. This all-sterile approach has numerous benefits for surgeons, hospitals, and patients, including a streamlined OR process with fewer trays and instruments, no need to wrap and sterilize instrument trays, simplified inventory tracking, and a reduced risk of infection.

About Intelligent Implant Systems:
Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Intelligent Implant Systems, LLC was founded with the goal to develop and market innovative surgical solutions for orthopedics and both fusion and non-fusion applications of the spine. Since its inception, Intelligent Implant Systems has been granted multiple US patents with foreign and additional US patents pending to protect its core technology. The product portfolio includes implants and instrumentation for enhanced fixation technology, facet joint fusion, lumbar posterior fusion, deformity correction, cervico-thoracic posterior fusion, and lumbar interbody fusion.

For further information, please contact Intelligent Implant Systems, http://www.intelligentimplantsystems.com.

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