US-based spine and orthopaedics company Orthofix Medical has commercially launched the Mariner Deformity Pedicle Screw System and has reported the first patient cases using the product.

The Mariner Deformity Pedicle Screw System, created by SeaSpine, is the first product to be released since its merger with Orthofix Medical earlier this month.

It is said to build on the durability and adaptability of the original Mariner Pedicle Screw System to address the specific clinical needs of complex adult deformity spine cases.

The full commercial launch adds advanced reduction and correction instrumentation, durable osteotomy tools, and specialised implant technologies to provide effective and potent surgical intervention, claimed Orthofix Medical.

SeaSpine global spinal systems senior vice president Dennis Cirino said: “The Mariner Deformity System represents an innovative collaboration between surgical minds and a cutting-edge product development team.

“Combined with our market-leading biologics and 7D FLASH navigation with machine vision accuracy and segmental registration, this system is designed to deliver a full solution that meets clinical needs and advances the modular platform of the Mariner family.”

According to the Orthofix Medical, the Mariner Deformity System uses the Mariner’s modular technology to offer a wide range of implants while minimising the usual number of surgical trays needed for deformity surgery. This smaller physical footprint is meant to enhance workflow, reduce operating room clutter, and lower hospital sterile processing expenses, the company said.

Additionally, the device is said to enable more effective placement of complex instruments by extending the distinctive capabilities of the gimbal technology included in the Mariner family of products.

Newport Beach, California-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian neurosurgeon Pawel Jankowski said: “The Mariner Deformity System has benefitted from both ergonomic refinement and strategic product differentiation.

“The team has done a tremendous job in creating an inspired, comprehensive complex adult correction platform.”