Spine Surgery Instruments
Medfix® International, LLC is focusing on delivering total solutions to the global spine market which enable our customers to deliver a more cost-effective procedure while maintaining the highest level of quality in their instrumentation and implants. With over 25 years of surgical experience, our design team has removed the uncertainty of what equipment is necessary for spinal procedures. Medfix® International, LLC can provide a comprehensive package of general instrumentation, retractor systems, procedure-specific instrumentation (TLIF, ALIF, Minimally Invasive), and implants.
Medfix® New Spinal Retractor Sets
Medfix® Combination Sets
Medfix® Cervical Instruments and Implants
Medfix® Lumbar Instruments & Implants
Medfix® Cervical & Lumbar Instruments
TSI Spine Retractors & Accessories
Medfix® proudly wishes to announce effective June 2010, we are the exclusive distributor for all TSI products in The Middle East, The European Union and The United Kingdom. TeDan provides surgeons with unmatched quality at a tremendous value for all their spinal exposure needs. With over 35 years of Operating Room/Theatre experience, you can count on Medfix for all your orthopedic, spine, and neurosurgical instrument and implant needs. European customers, call us today for your low price quotation!'
TSI Cervical Section
TSI - Lumbar Section
TSI - MIS Lumbar Section
TSI - MIS Lumbar Lateral (XL) Section
MIS Cervical Micro Decompression Procedure
Used to treat a nerve root in the neck (cervical) spine pinched by a herniated disc fragment or bone spur (osteophyte) from spinal stenosis, TransCorporal MicroDecompression (TCMD) is a procedure that allows a person to retain natural movement in the neck using his or her own disc. This is a minimally invasive alternative to removing the entire disc space followed by fusion or total disc replacement. With TCMD, no fusion is required, no motion is lost, and a person is not dependent lifelong upon an artificial metallic implant. TCMD allows over 2/3rds of people undergoing the procedure to return to work in less than five days, as opposed to being off work for several weeks to a few months, as when a cervical fusion or disc replacement is required.
The difference between TCMD and other frontal approaches to the cervical spine starts with how the surgeon accesses where the nerve root is pinched. Instead of removing the entire disc, a special guide is used to make a ¼ inch (6 mm) channel in an oblique angle through the bone above the point of compression. The herniated disc fragment or bone spur is then removed through the access channel. The access channel is then filled in using a special hollow plug filled with a person’s own bone marrow saved from creating the access channel. The access channel then heals, ultimately leaving only the person’s own bone tissue behind.
Not everyone with a herniated disc or spinal stenosis in the neck can benefit from TCMD. TCMD is not an appropriate treatment at this time when severe narrowing is present in both exit canals (foramina) at a symptomatic level, or when either the disc itself or the facet joints are severely degenerated at the level of interest. Either anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) or total disc replacement (TDR) may be considered in such cases. Thankfully, in appropriately selected patients TCMD, ACDF and TDR all are procedures with high rates of success in alleviating radiating shoulder, arm and hand symptoms. Sometimes more than one technique is used in a single procedure to both treat a person’s symptoms and maintain as much natural movement as possible.
Additional TransCorp Spine Videos
Dr. Lowry TCMD Procedure
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