Saying Goodbye to a Bad Posture with Bone Grafting Technology
20 Sep 2019
A good posture, whether sitting or standing, can lead to many changes in anyone’s life. Some people are not in their preferred careers because they cannot position their bodies in certain poses. To make things worse, these people seek for solutions to no avail. Currently, there are more than 38,600 surgeons who can help solve this problem, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Poor posture can result from a missing, fractured, or ailing bone. For example, a person who has been involved in an accident may be left with permanent or temporary damage to the spine. The good news is that if the doctors identify the broken or missing bone, they can repair it using bone grafting technology. The result is that your pose will change, and you will be a happier person.
Where to get bone grafts
The most common source of bone grafting materials is the patient’s body. As a doctor, you can remove a few parts from healthy bones, and use them to graft the missing ones. This is a crucial yet effective process because you will be using bone material that has already been used by the patient. When performing this bone grafting technology, a doctor has to be careful not to cause further injuries to healthy bones.
Using a graft delivery service
Another important aspect of bone grafting technology is the use of delivery services to get the right bones for the job. Sometimes, you will notice that a patient does not have enough bone mass to repair their structures. Although you can get them from other sources, you can easily run out of options. This is the reason why doctors would be wise to have contacts with bone graft companies. They will deliver the required bone mass and help you save the patient unnecessary suffering.
Advancements in bone grafting technology
Lately, innovators in the medical industry have been working hard to come up with better bone grafting technology applications. For example, you will notice that they are coming up with products that help to administer the process with ease. Things such as a universal graft gun can make the processes more bearable for both the patient and the doctor. Therefore, it is imperative to understand how to use such products so that you can help more patients.
Choosing the right bone grafting products
Although there are many bone grafting options out there, you should not stick to one unless you know that it is the best option. During this work, a doctor will notice that the kinds of devices for graft delivery that work in one situation may not work in another. Additionally, different types of bones require different types of treatment. It is good that grafting is all about creativity, and so, every doctor should know how to choose the right bone grafting technology. You can always look back at the patients that have undergone such procedures and see how they responded to different types of grafting methods.
Replacing outdated technologies
Every doctor knows the importance of effectiveness in the surgery room. They know that without the right tools, there will be no efficiency. Also, everyone understands that devices have been undergoing significant transformations over the years, and a good bone grafting surgeon should always upgrade their instruments. Patients will not seek your help with bone repair when they know that you have not updated your tools of the trade for decades. On the other hand, those who have invested in the latest bone grafting technology will enjoy the highest number of clients.
Bone grafting technology comes as a significant relief for people who desperately want to fix their posture. That missing or ailing bone should not be the reason why people cannot enjoy their lives. A good surgeon should know how to identify the best solutions to this problem. Always look for the most effective solutions to missing and broken bones.
SurGenTec Announces FDA Clearance for New Neurostimulation Tool
18 Sep 2019
Here at SurGenTec, we strive to bring new, cutting edge technology to the spine and orthopedic community. In line with our vision of creating a better quality of life for patients with spinal or orthopedic issues, we’d like to announce that we’ve obtained FDA clearance for neurostimulation with our new ALARA™ Access Needle Kit.
What is ALARA™ Access Needle Kit?
Developed by experts on our team, the ALARA system is designed to target and assist in pedicle cannulation. Because targeting needles are typically the first tool used to perforate the pedicle wall before inserting a guidewire, tap, or pedicle screw, accuracy is of the utmost importance. That’s why ALARA includes an insulated depth stop that enables surgeons to choose their needle depth before moving into the pedicle for surgery.
“This enhancement to our system provides yet another level of safety in pedicle screw fixation and has the potential to decrease the risk of nerve injury for the patient during this intricate procedure,” says Travis Greenhalgh, SurGenTec’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
While methods for pedicle screw insertion vary, ordinarily a bone probe would be used to cannulate a trajectory hole. Once that is complete, the trajectory hole will then be palpated to ensure pedicle strength before the pedicle is tapped and the screw is inserted. With SurGenTec’s new ALARA system, a surgeon now has the ability to determine the safest trajectory with a needle before moving on to a tap or a pedicle screw. ALARA’s ability to be electrically stimulated helps determine its proximity to the peripheral nerve root, making tapping and pedicle screw insertion measurably safer for patients. The added measure of safety lifts a barrier that many surgeons face to help avoid nerve damage during pedicle cannulation.
In addition to offering another level of safety for spinal surgery patients, ALARA also allows surgeons to choose whether or not to use neurostimulation. We are offering various configurations of the ALARA needle that can be used either with or without neurostimulation.
We believe that ALARA is a leap forward in both patient and surgeon safety. With our GraftGun® Universal Graft Delivery System and the addition of the ALARA™ Access Needle Kit, we’re one step closer to bringing the next level of technology to the spinal and orthopedic field.