Life Spine's Pilot rod system
This article was originally published in Clinica
Life Spine has received US FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for a rod and post pedicle screw system that it claims allows for a quick one-step lockup. The Pilot system is expected to increase surgeon precision and decrease operating times, according to the Hoffman Estates, Illinois firm. Using a unique open and minimally-invasive cannulated screw design, the surgeon is able to self-guide, self-tap, and self-drill the screws, eliminating time-consuming steps from the procedure, the company said.