US-based medical device company Orthofix Medical has started commercialising its 7D FLASH Navigation System Percutaneous Module 2.0 for minimally invasive surgeries in the US.

In addition, the company has announced the completion of treating the first cases using its new spine surgery navigation system.

The Percutaneous Module 2.0 is designed to provide new planning features and enhanced functionality for the 7D FLASH Navigation System.

The system leverages visible light to create a three-dimensional image for surgical navigation in seconds, enabling faster and more efficient spinal procedures.

Orthofix global enabling technologies president Beau Standish said: “We are excited to complete our first cases using the Percutaneous Module 2.0.

“This launch expands the clinical functionality and utility of the 7D FLASH Navigation System by providing surgeons with a fully integrated procedural solution for MIS, including implant planning and an expanded offering of navigated tools.

“This new application addresses the important MIS spine navigation market and further positions the 7D FLASH Navigation System to be the navigation choice for a wide range of institutions from teaching hospitals to ambulatory surgery centres.”

Orthofix said that its 7D FLASH Navigation System eliminates several long-standing limitations associated with other surgical navigation platforms.

The speed, accuracy, and efficiency of its machine-vision technology deliver significant economic value and reduce radiation exposure for staff and patients.

It is the only image-guidance system that uses novel and unique camera-based technology, combined with machine-vision algorithms, said the company.

In January this year, Orthofix and SeaSpine merged to form a global spine and orthopaedics company with a portfolio of biologics, spinal hardware, and bone growth therapies, among others.

Texas Back Institute in Dallas orthopaedic surgeon Michael Hisey said: “The 7D FLASH Navigation System provides a truly unique offering for both open and MIS procedures enabling us to perform navigated spinal fusion procedures without compromising safety, speed and efficiency.

“The planning features of the Percutaneous Module 2.0 help optimise my navigation workflow and allow me to minimise surgical incisions during MIS procedures.”