This year at the North American Spine Society’s 33rd Annual Meeting (NASS), NuVasive unveiled new spine innovation and clinical insights at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For those of you that missed NASS, we’ll highlight the six key takeaways from NuVasive.
1. The Unveiling of Pulse™. The first surgical automation platform designed for spine, Pulse was officially featured to our surgeon partners. The modular platform allows surgeons and hospitals to customize their technology footprint, while allowing for future application integration.
2. The Spine Precision Partnership™ and how it’ll influence the industry. By partnering with Siemens Healthineers, we are tapping into the unmet need in spine to connect next-generation navigation and imaging to deliver procedural outcomes. This level of procedural integration supported by a comprehensive OR platform is a first for the spine industry. Together with Siemens Healthineers, we’re prepared to provide new value to our surgeon and hospital administration partners.
3. How Pulse and Cios Spin will change the operating room. The anticipated benefits of integrating these two technologies is both time savings and efficiency improvements for the surgeon. Through enhanced visualization, we will help support safer, faster, and smarter surgery.
4. Where we’re taking precision spine surgery. We are constantly engaging with and learning from some of the best innovators in spine, making sure that our automation technologies are second to none. Through our collaboration with leading surgeon and industry partners, we are confident in the future of precision spine surgery.
5. Lateral Single-Position Surgery (LSPS) and the benefits it brings to both the surgeon and patient. LSPS becomes more efficient through the integration of Surgical Intelligence. From T4-S1, LSPS helps increase OR efficiency and is designed to improve patient outcomes. The Pulse surgical automation platform will supplement the benefits of LSPS by giving surgeons the technology they need to enable a better procedure without the need to reposition the patient.
6. How important surgical planning and alignment is for every procedure. The necessity of proper alignment is being supported even more so by new clinical research findings, whether it is complex spine surgery or more traditional, one-to-two level surgeries. Unfortunately, surgical planning has still not been widely adopted by surgeons. NuVasive continues to invest in Integrated Global Alignment® (iGA) as the latest data reaffirms that alignment matters for all spinal surgeries.
*Cios Spin from Siemens Healthineers is pending 510(k) clearance, and is not commercially available in the United States.