GHP Q3 2021

GHP / Q3 2021 57 , Jun21577 Helping Spinal Surgeons Help People Every second of every day, someone is suffering fromacute back pain. Should it not go away on its own and require surgery, spinal surgeons need access to the best possible tools so they can ensure safe and effective outcomes. This is where OrtoWay comes in, revolutionising the way spinal surgeries are performed with its OrtoWell®Distractor. As a result, OrtoWay has been recognised by Global Health & Pharmamagazine for its Best Vertebrae Separation and Surgery Technology System2021 award. Join us as we learnmore about the company and its ground-breaking device. The story begins with a team of Stockholm-based spinal surgeons who had too often found it difficult and time-consuming to gently separate and firmly hold apart vertebral bodies to allow for accurate positioning of an implant during a procedure. Thus, the OrtoWell® Distractor was born, the world’s first hydraulically powered distractor which offers an alternative to handheld “lumbar” distractors and clamps. With a robust steel frame and spanners, the Distractor enables smooth, incremental hydraulic compression, which in turn facilitates safer, quicker, less complicated removal of damaged discs, implantation of disc prostheses or ALIF cages and repositioning following initial or revision surgery. With precision engineered and manufactured in Germany, the world-class OrtoWell® Distractor is now in use by leading surgeons in up to 50 surgeries, and is proving safe, smooth and accurate. Designed for use in tandem with a wide range of commercially viable and available prosthetics, the device works in a way that gives more control to the surgeon than ever before. The main and primary component of the OrtoWell® Distractor system is a hydraulic system that attaches to the spine with bone screws. The system then grips the screws with its manoeuvrable pivoted joints, and this connection provides full flexibility, allowing the surgeon using the system to position the screws where they want them. In essence, the system is all about granting the performing surgeon their anatomical preference, giving them total control throughout the duration of the procedure as to where they want the screws, and how easily they can access the degenerated disc tissue. The system also boasts a pair of retractors and sliding expandable frame, which are there to improve access to the spine and reduce the depth of the surgical region. OrtoWell® Distractor puts the power in the surgeon’s hands, and enables them to access the degenerated disc in full, and begin the procedure of removing that degenerated disc. Full access and visibility is achieved for the surgeon, and they are given an unimpeded view of everything happening at the surgical site. Not only does the system remain in place whilst the degenerated disc is removed, but it also empowers the surgeon to see exactly where the new disc prostheses need to go, and how they can go in there. Head of Spine Surgery at Dreifaltigkeits-Krankenhaus Clinic in Cologne, Germany, Dr Biren Desai, who is one of many using the device, said, “Not only did the OrtoWell® Distractor help simplify the procedure, but I was impressed by the very strong, smooth hydraulic action.” Having a strong back is the foundation to having a strong body, and surgeons are mastering the art of delivering spinal surgery, with skills and technology getting better with every passing day. OrtoWell® Distractor is the latest innovation in a long line of medical pioneering devices that is seeking to change the game and put greater power in the trusted hands of surgeons around the world. As medicine and surgery continues to be developed and pioneered every day, OrtoWay stands proudly as a top quality development company working to provide accuracy and success in the field of spinal surgery. Company: OrtoWay Contact: Stan Mikulowski Email: [email protected] Website: