Medtronic has introduced Powerease system for use in instrumented or reconstructive spine surgery.

The system is compatible with the CD horizon Solera spinal system and the TSRH 3Dx spinal system, and is integrated with Medtronic’s Nim-Eclipse neuromonitoring, O-ARM imaging, and Stealthstation navigation systems.

The Powerease system is used for drilling, tapping and driving specialized implants during spinal surgery including open and minimally invasive procedures as well as used in final construct assembly.

Medtronic Spinal senior vice president and president Doug King said biomechanical testing demonstrated that when compared with traditional instruments used for delivering spinal therapy, the Powerease system reduces surgeon’s fatigue associated with repetitive hand motion and enhances surgeon control including in complex reconstructions of the spine.

"We’re pleased to couple advanced power technology with our proprietary neuromonitoring and surgical navigation systems, which enable a more informed procedure," King added.