The United States has the world’s largest medical device market with a value of $140 billion. While the spinal fusion market shifts toward minimally invasive surgeries, it faces a number of challenges for delivering grafts to the site of surgery. Let’s explore the evolution of bone graft delivery devices and the graft delivery system.
Bone graft manufacturers and suppliers are constantly developing new bone graft syringes, cannulas, and funnels, to meet this growing demand. To respond quickly, the supplier and the device manufacturer have to work as a cohesive unit to study the demand of the graft delivery system and the tools needed to successfully overcome a number of external and internal challenges.
Both must conduct research regarding the graft delivery system, create prototypes, receive feedback, ask questions, create updates, and then repeat these processes several times before any kind of launch. Both manufacturers and suppliers must meet the demands of a medical industry that requires innovative and ground-breaking products, tools, and devices in a rather short time frame so that surgeons and other medical professionals can have solutions in hand.
While a graft delivery system allows for quick, universal, and precise bone graft delivery to a surgical site, bone graft devices have evolved into devices that are state-of-the-art and able to help surgeons meet the needs of patients. Today’s bone graft delivery tools and devices are created by suppliers who partner with a graft delivery system manufacturer to bring products to the medical device market. There are three types of bone-graft material that are distributed. They include: synthetic bone graft substitutes, a bone from the patient or an Autograft, and then bone from a donor which is referred to as an Allograft.
As a surgeon is reliant on a quality graft delivery system, they will typically utilize a combination of three delivery devices to achieve optimal results. They include a syringe, cannula, and bone funnel.
Each of these devices requires sterilization and can be crafted of stainless steel. Generally, the syringes alongside the cannulas are plastic and are a single-use device that is disposed of after its one use. The systems are ideally prefilled with a graft which helps to reduce preparation time. Surgeons welcome prefilled systems as they help with the efficiency of the graft delivery system and reduce waste.
The speed at which the bone graft delivery system device manufacturer and supplier respond to medical breakthroughs and advances is crucial. Given the rise of expandable cages and minimally invasive spinal surgeries, the supplier and the manufacturer have to be partners that can craft quality devices and tools that produce revenue and results. The supplier and manufacturer partnership also must be built on trust and transparency.
At SurGenTec, we strive to provide state-of-the-art technology to the orthopedic and spine industries. We also create and manufacture tools and devices for effective graft delivery systems. Connect with us today and learn how we are committed to quality devices that will propel your medical practice.