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Spine Device Projects

BSSNY is actively exploring the use of cost-effective and efficacious medical devices in spine surgery. These devices range from non-invasive treatments to specific hardware, implants, and novel OR tools. One study we conducted focused on bone growth stimulators, non-invasive external devices that utilize electrical stimulation to improve bone healing for fusion patients. These stimulators are frequently used as a supplemental form of therapy and work in different ways. We compared the effectiveness of three bone growth stimulation technologies in promoting fusion for lumbar and cervical patients. Results from this study were presented at the 2020 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting and a manuscript was published in the Journal of Orthopedic Surgery and Techniques. Other studies include assessing the safety and efficacy of applying a hemostatic resorbable bone putty in Cervical Fusion patients, and investigating the benefits of using a Bone Dust Collector, a device that allows implant bone dust to be efficiently collected, during cervical and lumbar procedures.