Medical applications of the inventions of Dr. Gary K. Michelson
- Divergence-L Interbody Fusion DeviceThe FDA has given Medtronic plc approval to use the company’s Infuse bone graft with two additional implants. The approval is for spine implants made of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) in oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF 25 and OLIF 51) and anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) procedures at a single level. The Divergence-L Interbody Fusion Device and the Pivox Oblique Lateral Spine System incorporate the technology of Gary K. Michelson, M.D.
- METRx System
The METRx MicroDiscectomy System is composed of bayoneted surgical tools with various-sized metal tubes used to create and maintain openings to spinal elements. Fundamental to this system are specially designed metal tubes, called dilators, which progressively increase in diameter size. These dilators are inserted sequentially—smaller to larger—through the muscle to gradually separate, or split, and open the muscle to create an opening large enough for surgical tools to be used. The system’s retractor tubes maintain the opening while the surgeon uses specially designed surgical tools to reach and remove spinal elements that are causing pain.
- Pivox Oblique Lateral Spinal System
The Pivox Oblique Lateral Spinal System with Lateral Plate for OLIF25 and Divergence-L Anterior/Oblique Lumbar Fusion System for OLIF51 at the International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST). Lumbar interbody fusions aim to stabilize the back by fusing two or more vertebrae with bone grafts or devices. Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion (OLIF) is a surgical technique that minimizes cutting to muscles and addresses unmet needs seen with traditional lateral approaches by utilizing an oblique-lateral trajectory to access multiple levels of the lumbar spine.
- Spine EssentialsA platform of spinal implants and instruments designed to make the most common cervical spine fusion procedures more efficient and help hospital systems manage costs, while maintaining quality. The goal of Spine Essentials is to help surgeons and their staffs streamline the most common spinal fusions, by providing the exact tools in the right quantities needed to perform 1- and 2-level cervical spinal fusions, while reducing the costs and time required for instrument sterilization, case set up and inventory management.
- ZEVO Anterior Cervical Plate SystemIntended for anterior interbody screw fixation from C2-T1. The plate and bone screw components are indicated for use in the temporary stabilization of the anterior spine during the development of spinal fusions in patients with: degenerative disc disease, trauma, tumors, deformity, pseudoarthrosis and failed previous fusions.