Southern Spine announced today that StabiLink® MIS Interlaminar Spinal Fixation System has been chosen as the Silver Winner in the Implant and Tissue Replacement category of the 18th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition.
According to the press release, a benefit of the StabiLink® MIS Interlaminar Spinal Fixation System is that the implant is positioned between the spinous processes, away from the spinal cord and spinal nerves. The press release states that the implant is placed through a 2-4 cm incision using the PG® Precision Guided Inserter/Compressor, an All-in-One instrument that permits the surgeon to quickly and accurately place the implant with or without removal of the interspinous ligaments. According to the press release, the PG®Inserter/Compressor eliminates the need for multiple, “bulky” compressors and reduces overall procedure time. The press release further states that the StabiLink® implant may lead to significant benefits for patients, including less pain, reduced operative time, less blood loss, and reduced length of hospital stay compared with those undergoing more invasive procedures involving the use of more traditional pedicle screws and rods.
The press release references U.S. Pat. Nos. 8,419,738, 8,591,547, and 8,623,024 which list an assignee of Southern Spine, LLC on the cover pages of the patents.
David C. Field, CEO of Southern Spine, LLC, stated: “As a small innovative company competing with multi-billion dollar corporations, we appreciate being considered and recognized by MDEA. Our StabiLink® MIS Interlaminar Spinal Fixation System was a collaboration between design, engineering, regulatory and experienced surgeons to produce a unique system that offers the ‘Best First Option’ for many patients.”