Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) uses small incisions to cause less harm to muscles and tissues — and smaller incisions require the most precise instruments for success. At elliquence, our state-of-the-art technology supports seamless surgeries, less pain and a faster recovery.
Our MISS Technology
The following instruments are available at elliquence to provide a minimally invasive solution to treating spinal conditions:
The Disc-FX® System is an effective tool set for safely performing minimally invasive degenerative disc disease and contained herniations in the spine. The system comes in two configurations, with the standard Disc-FX ® intended for discectomies on contained herniations in the lumbar and thoracic spine. The Disc-FX ® Mini excels at minimally invasive procedures to treat cervical contained disc herniations. Both the Disc-FX ® and Disc-FX ® Mini can be used to treat annular tears.
elliquence® Endoscopic Spine Systems
Endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses an HD camera attached to an endoscope. This method enables a surgeon to visualize and directly treat the necessary pathology, such as discal herniations, facet denervation and stenosis. Endoscopy instrumentation is a class of invaluable minimally invasive surgery (MIS) equipment, as the procedures typically only require a ¼-inch incision compared to a traditional 1-inch incision or greater. Endoscopic spine surgery can also prevent the need for open surgery, such as a spinal fusion.
Our patented Surgi-Max® Drill offers a variety of burr shapes and sizes that use a high-speed motor to remove bone for better access to spinal nerves or other internal structures. This delicate and precise approach to clearing vertebral bone facilitates effective endoscopies and allows the safe treatment of several spine conditions.
The Trigger-Flex® Bipolar System is used in conjunction with the Surgi-Max Ultra to control and manage soft tissue and bleeding. This tool affords access to tight areas for targeted treatment. The Trigger-Flex® can range in size and shape to accommodate surgical requirements or surgeon preferences. Options include:
- Trigger-Flex® Dart: This tool can be used through a 16g needle for the transection and avulsion of nerves. It comes in two lengths — 24 and 13 centimeters.
- Trigger-Flex® Mini: This version is best for cervical spine procedures, complete with a steerable end for best access to the affected area.
- Trigger-Flex® Quad: The Quad is designed for spinal stenosis surgeries and is able to cover a larger surface area to target tissues.
- Trigger-Flex® Quad Pro: The Quad Pro is similar to the original Quad, but it boasts an ergonomic handle for greater control and comfort and has a smaller tip than the Quad, making it ideal for spinal fusions.
The Bi-Tip™ tool is used to ablate and cut tissue in facet denervation procedures. As its name suggests, the Bi-Tip™ has two prongs at the end to account for small nerves in an endoscopic spine procedure. The whole tip is curved for more precise and efficient movement.
Explore Minimally Invasive Surgical Tools at elliquence
At elliquence, we are committed to providing advanced technological solutions for minimally invasive spine surgery. Learn more about elliquence MIS technology by calling us at 516-277-9000 or by contacting us online.