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Medtronic Announces Launch of Spine Essentials

May 24, 2016



Medtronic announced the U.S. launch of the Spine Essentials, a platform of spinal implants and instruments to make cervical spine fusion surgeries more efficient and to help hospital systems manage costs while ensuring quality, according to a company release.

“Health care systems are under intense economic challenges, and Spine Essentials is an example of how Medtronic can bring value to spine surgery by optimizing costs and efficiency,” Doug King, senior vice president and president of Medtronic’s Spinal business, part of the Restorative Therapies Group at Medtronic, said in the release. “We are committed to delivering successful patient outcomes more efficiently, but we cannot do it alone which is why Spine Essentials was developed with the input of physicians and hospitals.”

The Spine Essentials platform reportedly will be more cost-effective, but will still maintain quality. The platform also provides surgeons and their staff with the right tools and quantities needed for one- and two-level cervical spine fusions, and reduces the time and costs needed to sterilize instruments.

Spine Essentials will reportedly reduce costs for sterilization by using about 44% fewer instruments to sterilize vs. full-sized configurations, having 91% fewer items to sterilize vs. full-sized instruments and implant sets, and by providing a 67% decrease in the number of cases to sterilize vs. full-sized instrument and implant sets.

According to the release, the platform was created in collaboration with leading surgeons and administrators. Spine Essentials was launched at the Ambulatory Surgical Center Association Annual Meeting in Dallas.

Read More – Source: Medtronic launches new platform to increase efficiencies, reduce costs for cervical spine fusion

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