Dr. Richard Nussbaum of the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Institute in Sherman Oaks, California says, The Cross-Fuse provides surgeons the option of performing a lateral procedure for fusing the spine which is less disrupting to back muscles, ligaments and major vessels in posterior spinal surgery. The use of Cross-Fuse in conjunction with percutaneous fixation results in improved patient outcomes.” According to Nussbaum, “By combining an easy to use implant system with a lateral approach procedure, it’s likely we’ll see reduced Operating Room times. The Cross-Fuse System is designed to restore the biomechanical integrity of the thoracolumbar spine.
According to Dr. Thomas Highland of the Columbia Orthopaedic Group, Columbia, Missouri. Highland states, The entire Cross-Fuse system, from implants to instrumentation, is well thought out. he innovative design of the trial spacers and other instruments are very user-friendly, and the PEEK material in the Cross-Fuse implants causes no artifact in MRI or CT imaging.
The Cross-Fuse system is designed to be used with Pioneer’s Quantum® Spinal Rodding System and the Clarity™ Lateral Retractor System.