Sep 01, 2023
Novel Bone Graft Delivery System Hits 50 Case Milestone
A novel bone graft delivery system, which addresses the three main shortcomings of the typical bone grafting process in spine fusion surgery: “Overall, I think surgeons have lost track of the
A novel bone graft delivery system, which addresses the three main shortcomings of the typical bone grafting process in spine fusion surgery:
“Overall, I think surgeons have lost track of the importance of meticulous disc space preparation and abundant, quality bone graft delivery and packing into the disc space well enough to achieve high fusion rates,” said surgeon Jeffrey Dick, M.D., of Twin Cities Orthopedics.
Incline Village, Nevada company, Kleiner Device Labs, invented and brought to market a truly novel device to address these three issues efficiently and effectively.
The device, KG™2 Surge®flow-thru interbody system has just reached its 50-case milestone.
“One of the best things about the KG2 is the ease with which one can deliver abundant bone graft through the tube and how tightly you can pack it compared to conventional techniques,” said Dr. Dick to OTW.
According to Kleiner Labs Founder and CEO Jeff Kleiner, M.D., “The new KG2 Surge was developed with the objectives of maximizing bone graft delivery to the prepared intervertebral disc space, and streamlining implant placement, positioning, and integration in the graft matrix.”
“The first fifty cases,” added Kleiner, “demonstrated excellent achievement of those objectives. We will next be moving to broader commercial availability, expanding our network of distributors and independent representatives.”
Another KG2 user, neurosurgeon Catherine Gallo, M.D., of Two Rivers Surgical Center in Eugene, Oregon, said, “I can tell that the KG2 is a very well-thought-out cage design. Somebody put some real thought into this. It is very user-friendly.”
Finally, orthopedic spine surgeon Blake Burkert, M.D., of NeuroSpine in Eugene, Oregon was pleased enough with his experience to say, “I will change my approach and do more PLIFs because the KG2 system is so easy to use and the graft volume is impressive. Love this cage system.”
The KG2 Surge flow-thru interbody system is a single-patient-use bone graft delivery tool coupled with a 3D-printed titanium I-Beam fusion implant.
The implant has no lateral walls and serves as a conduit for unimpeded flow of a broad spectrum of bone graft materials through the pre-attached, rectangular insertion tool. The rectangular cannula maximizes the cross-sectional area available for graft material flow and eliminates the challenge of trying to apply bone graft after cage insertion.
Since the system comes pre-assembled and sterilized in a single use tray, there is minimal scrub tech training and no implant tray re-processing/sterilization—an ideal system for an ASC or hospital. The KG2 system allows for a single insertion process to take the place of the multi-step, multi-instrument pass practice. The surgical procedure with KG2 Surge spares contusion of delicate nerve tissue and reduces the risk of surgical site infection.
For KG2 videos and information, please go to the company’s web site.
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