HydroCision Launches SpineJet™ Curette
and SpineJet Resector XT
at AAOS in San Francisco
Release of the SpineJet Curette and SpineJet Resector
XT Offer Potential for Faster Procedures, Greater Patient Safety and Procedural
SAN FRANCISCO, CA; ANDOVER, Mass., March 10, 2004 —HydroCision,
Inc., the leading provider of Hydrosurgery devices, announced today the
release of two new handpieces as part of its SpineJet Hydrosurgery System
- the SpineJet Curette and the SpineJet Resector XT. The addition of these
two products to the SpineJet family broadens the scope of HydroCision’s
product applications allowing the spine surgeon to perform fusion procedures
fast, safe, and effectively.
The SpineJet Curette combines the mechanical advantage
of a serrated edge tip with the tissue evacuation capabilities of a fluidjet.
The spine surgeon can simultaneously remove soft tissue, such as disc
nucleus, and scrape vertebral endplates quickly and without the repeated
instrument passes by vital structures such as nerves and vessels. These
improvements in HydroCision's SpineJet devices enhance the spine surgeon's
capabilities in the essential tasks necessary for preparing the disc space
prior to spinal fusion.
The SpineJet Resector XT provides access to the hard-to-reach areas of
the disc space allowing the spine surgeon the opportunity to remove more
of the disc nucleus in fusion procedures.
”The SpineJet Curette helps me perform spine procedures
faster and more effectively because it gives me the mechanical advantage
of a sharp curette while simultaneously removing tissue from the operative
site", states Dr. John Cobb, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at the Lafayette
Bone and Joint Clinic, in Lafayette, Louisiana. “Using one device
for both functions allows me to reduce surgical time. The device is perfectly
angled to access and remove tissue from the lateral gutters in preparation
for rod and screw placement. This is an exciting new technology that has
the ability to greatly enhance the care of my patients."
“The SpineJet Curette is the key product platform
for HydroCision," commented Doug Daniels, President and CEO of HydroCision,
Inc. "These devices will enable spine surgeons to perform fast, safe,
and effective tissue resection and removal in a variety of spine procedures.
The SpineJet Curette provides a single instrument for the spine surgeon
to effectively prepare the interbody space for spinal fusion or artificial
discs. The spine market is the key strategic market for HydroCision. The
launch of these new SpineJet devices continues to strengthen our leadership
position in fluidjet technology. We look forward to showing our technology
to leading spine surgeons at AAOS."
HydroCision will showcase its SpineJet Hydrosurgery System – featuring
the SpineJet Curette and the SpineJet Resector XT – at the upcoming
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting, beginning March
10th, in booth #2709.
HydroCision (www.hydrocision.com) is a leading developer,
manufacturer, and marketer of fluid-jet based surgical tools. The Company
was incorporated in 1996, and has been funded from its inception by a
group of sophisticated venture capital firms and private investors. HydroCision
believes its proprietary fluidjet technology is the basis of a new surgical
modality because of its’ compelling features and versatility. The
company is developing a broad range of fluidjet-based products to meet
the needs of multiple specialties.
HydroCision is a registered trademark of HydroCision,
Inc. SpineJet, SpineJet Resector, SpineJet Curette, SpineJet Resector
XT, The Leader in HydroSurgery, The Better Way to Operate, and HydroDrive
Technology are trademarks of HydroCision, Inc.