GRAFTGUN BY SURGENTEC SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES CLINICAL LAUNCH
20 Dec 2018
SurGenTec and partner Aziyo Biologics have officially completed the initial clinical launch of their intuitive GraftGun technology with resounding success. This technology utilizes their prefilled ViBone Viable Bone Matrix in order to accurately and effectively deliver this bone graft at various points throughout the body. This is the first time the GraftGun has been used in a clinical setting.
SurGenTec and Aziyo partnered in early 2018 to deliver a high-quality product for orthopedic surgeons across the United States. With SurGenTec’s patented GraftGun technology and Aziyo’s ViBone matrix, the duo became the first to deliver prefilled Minimally Invasive Spine cartridges to the market with much acclaim.
“I have been able to decrease OR time and deliver a quality bone graft for my patients. This combination makes it easy for the operating room staff and provides more control with less wasted bone graft,” claims DO Kris Parchuri of Spine and Orthopedic Specialists in Tulsa, OK.
So far, the GraftGun and Aziyo ViBone matrix have been used in a variety of orthopedic procedures. Whether patients have suffered from spinal injuries or simple fractures, the GraftGun bone funnel has been used in spinal fusions, Charcot joint procedures, and even total joint revisions. This is thanks to the numerous tip options for the bone funnel that allow access to tight spaces.
And Parchuri wasn’t the only one to praise SurGenTec’s devices for graft delivery.
The GraftGun MIS system with ViBone allows me to access collapsed disc spaces and confidently deliver the quantity of bone graft to actually fill the entire disc space. The prefilled ViBone cartridges definitely add to efficiency in the OR,” claims Shawn Hermenau of the Desert Spine Institute in Yuma, AZ.
Travis Greenhalgh, Chief Executive Officer of SurGenTec, claims the company will not sit idly by, however. They plan to expand their innovative product to even more markets throughout the United States.
The primary goal of our partnership with Aziyo is to provide surgeons with a high-quality viable bone matrix product with shorter thaw times and no mix requirements while also eliminating the need for a cumbersome funnel-based fill process,” Greenhalgh said. “We are thrilled with the feedback from the initial clinical experience of surgeons and operating room staff which has been overwhelmingly positive. Our goal is to now expand promotion and usage of the combined products into more regions within the [United States].”
It’s estimated that nearly 6.8 million Americans rely on assistive devices to help their mobility. These individuals rely on the best technology to keep their bones and joints healthy. When doctors simply need to thaw the viable bone matrix cartridges for two minutes before use, this increased level of efficiency becomes paramount for the countless individuals who need bone grafts.
Rely on the GraftGun for precision and control in the operating room. When it comes to efficient healthcare, SurGenTec works hard so you don’t have to./p>
5 WAYS TO PROMOTE EFFICIENCY IN YOUR MEDICAL PRACTICE
03 Dec 2018
There are countless ways to boost productivity in the office, but just because productivity has improved doesn’t mean your practice is more efficient.
The best way to offer great customer service and save money is by improving your team’s efficiency in the field. Whether that means improving your communication or finding simpler ways to administer the proper treatment with a Universal Graft Gun, here are five ways you can improve the efficiency of your medical practice today.
PROVIDE TEAM UPDATES OFTEN
Holding regular team meetings is essential when you want to keep your staff well-informed. After all, when staff members miss vital pieces of information, countless mistakes could be made or misinformation relayed to patients. You never know when a seemingly innocuous change could affect someone’s life.
With the countless changes that occur in the medical field each year, it can seem impossible to track updates, but establishing regular huddles ensure the necessary information is passed along. This is also critical when it comes to staff members relaying information to the management team. Keep lines of communication open between employees to ensure no one is left behind.
MANAGE YOUR INTAKE FORMS
You should have a copy of your intake forms on your website in an easy-to-spot location. Asking patients to fill at forms when they arrive at your practice wastes time and energy. Be sure to ask for their insurance information to make this process even easier.
Cloud-based information storage is becoming increasingly popular in the medical community. This is essential for specialists or those who cater to elderly clients or other individuals who have a range of health issues. Managing your patients’ files allows the ease of communication between practices while ensuring your patients have quality protection over their medical information.
TRACK BUSIER PERIODS IN YOUR PRACTICE
Tracking the busiest times of day will help ensure you have enough staff to treat everyone who walks into your office. This could include the number of patients, the length of the waiting time, and the amount of time each patient spends in the office from start to finish.
FOCUS ON SCHEDULING
If a staff member struggles to manage their appointments, it might be because they lack the resources to plan for the day. Last-minute cancellations or delays look bad for your practice and could put the integrity of your business at risk when this becomes a recurring issue.
It’s important that you offer the right tools for your employees to do their job properly. This might be reviewing schedules with a higher-up or utilizing a different method of processing intake forms. Keep in mind that an electronic health record can offer updates in real-time — compared to the old pen and paper, this kind of advancement offers the best in up-to-date information.
GET PRE-MEASURED OR EASILY LABELED TOOLS
Though doctors and nurses don’t often make mistakes, the risk greatly increases if your tools are out of date or hard to read. The global medical device market is only growing as the United States exports an estimated $44 billion medical devices across the world. In fact, the U.S. makes up around 40% of the market for medical devices.
Take, for example, the Universal Graft Gun. This easy-to-read allograft delivery system offers accurate bone grafts for discs, joints, fractures, and more. The markings on the tube measure every .25cc and the flexible tube ensures even hard-to-reach areas are accessible. The nuanced technology utilizes an ergonomic design that works with the shape of the doctor’s hand for precise delivery. On top of that, the release trigger is controlled to deliver .25cc per squeeze. You never need to worry about delivering the improper amount of viable bone matrix for a patient.
Every practice should strive to offer the best service they can for their patients. When you want to improve the success and efficiency of your medical practice or business, visit SurGenTec online for their patented Universal Graft Gun technology. The Universal Graft Gun is one of many devices for graft delivery of ViBone or other allograft matrices for universal bone repair. Visit us online at surgentec.com to improve your practice’s efficiency today.