Precision Spine® to introduce the MD-Vue™ Lateral Access System at the North American Spine Society’s 31st Annual Meeting in Boston

October 19, 2016

PARSIPPANY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Precision Spine, Inc., a medical device company dedicated to Made-in-the-USA manufacturing, will introduce its MD-Vue™ Lateral Access System at the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting October 26-29 in Boston, MA. The strong, lightweight MD-Vue System was designed in collaboration with prominent lateral approach spine surgeons and is the only lateral retractor that offers a unique and patented nested 3-blade design for preventing blade creep during insertion. An adjunct 4th Blade Anterior Retraction option enables surgeons to increase the retraction field if necessary. MD-Vue features infinite resolution retraction, multiple fixation options and integrated LED lighting. The system will sell into a $1.2B worldwide market and is one of several innovative systems in the Precision Spine product development pipeline the company expects to become significant growth drivers during the next phase of its aggressive growth.

“The MD-Vue Lateral Access System’s patented, nested 3-blade design is an innovative feature that enables surgeons to prevent blade creep in lateral procedures. It incorporates a large blade diameter for increased surface area contact, which minimizes the pressure on neural structures during retraction. And the system’s radiolucent retractor increases visibility of critical anatomical structures during intraoperative C-Arm use,” said Faheem Sandhu, M.D. Director of Spine Surgery at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, a key member of the MD-Vue design team.

Andrew G. Cappuccino, M.D., another key member of the MD-Vue design team, remarked, “The system features Infinite Cranial/Caudal Resolution, which is designed to prevent unwanted nerve pressure by permitting the surgeon to dial in precisely the desired amount of retraction, in contrast to other systems which only permit traditional incremental step retraction. In addition, the system features an industry leading integrated, adjustable dual light source, as well as an improved rotary retraction mechanism that provides surgeons with better control and tactile feel during retraction.”

“With its many unique features, MD-Vue is a noteworthy advancement over existing lateral access systems and an outstanding platform from which we can continue to expand our presence in the lateral market,” said Jim Pastena, Precision Spine’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. “It’s a landmark addition to our portfolio and represents another example of how Precision Spine is working with spine surgeons to develop next generation products designed to help improve efficiency and achieve positive patient outcomes.”

About Precision Spine

Precision Spine, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Parsippany, NJ with manufacturing facilities in Pearl, MS. Precision Spine is dedicated to providing innovative, quality spine products that are made in the USA and designed to help treat serious orthopedic medical conditions in a cost effective manner. For more information, visit www.precisionspineinc.com.


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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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