GRASP™ LAMINOPLASTY SYSTEM*
Laminoplasty is a procedure which decompresses the spinal cord in cases of spinal stenosis, a common condition seen in people over the age of 50. Traditionally, this was treated by simply removing the back part of the vertebrae, usually at multiple levels (Laminectomy). However, with a more active ageing population, Laminoplasty, initially introduced and very popular in Asia, decompresses the spinal cord while leaving the bones over the back part for protection.
In most laminoplasty systems, the surgeon estimates how much the cord is being decompressed, which is a major criticism by surgeons in US, UK and other Western countries – the concern being that of inadequate decompression. In the GRASP Laminoplasty system, unique software, first of its kind, in combination with calibrated tooling, allows the surgeon to predict how much decompression will be achieved.
Furthermore, current technologies utilise very small plates and screws, which easily detach or break. The GRASP system, which in part is comprised of our own Cervi-LOK anchors, will provide a more secure stabilisation than any other available, and will be the ONLY system which allows for a combination of laminoplasty and fusion. Our system can also be implanted using a Minimally Invasive Technique.
* Under development, currently not cleared for marketing and distribution