NASS - 17th Annual Meeting
Mekanika, the Spine Stabilization Company, continued
to draw much attention for its proprietary, patented product technologies
at the North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting in Montreal,
Canada, with exhibition dates October 30 – November 1, 2002.
Highly Successful Exhibit
For the second consecutive year, Mekanika's innovative Spine Stabilization
System and family of products, made the company's exhibit one of
the busiest. Mekanika’s technology attracted numerous surgeons,
distributors, institutional investors and interested competitors.
Commitments were made with many prominent surgeons and teaching
institutions to utilize the Spinal Stiffness Gauge™ (SSG)
to further enhance their capabilities of accurately assessing in
quantifiable numbers the instability in the joint space. This measurement
specifically may become industry standard in helping to determine
arthrodesis and/or arthroplasty for the patient. Additional clinical
studies are underway designed to document the clinical advantages
of the SSG.
Additional momentum for the Modulus 60™
system was also reconfirmed from the attendees at NASS. Again, surgeons
who currently perform high volume spinal fusions yearly, made commitments
to use the Modulus 60 for fusion applications as soon as it becomes
available. The Modulus 60 for arthroplasty is anticipated to commence
the FDA IDE clinical trial in 2003.
The SafePath Bone Drill™ was well received with numerous product
demonstrations performed. SafePath is an FDA registered, patented
disposable bone drill designed to facilitate a safe, fast, accurate
and reliable nucleation within the pedicle. In conjunction with
the custom inserter, SafePath will self center while taking the
path of least resistance, providing a nucleus from the posterior
anatomical recesses to the vertebral body.
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