TEL AVIV, Israel, June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Carevature Medical Ltd., developer of advanced orthopedic surgery solutions, announced today the first cervical decompression cases using its proprietary dreal® system in the US. The procedures were performed by Dr. John Peloza of the Center for Spine Care, Dallas, TX.
Dr. Peloza, a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon specializing in advanced minimally invasive spine technologies, has been using the dreal® system continuously since late 2016. Dr. Peloza has successfully performed over 40 lumbar procedures at the Baylor Scott and White Medical Center, Frisco, TX, before employing the dreal® system in cervical spinal decompression for the first time in the US. The cervical cases included posterior decompressions, in which Dr. Peloza was able to perform a bilateral C4-5 foraminotomy through a small laminotomy opening; and ACDF and corpectomy procedures, where he was able to safely remove osteophytes from the posterior part of the vertebral bodies of the levels treated.
Using the dreal® system enabled Dr. Peloza to effectively decompress the spinal nerves with minimal damage to surrounding tissue, while maintaining a high safety profile.
“I was introduced to dreal® long before the system’s US approval, and was eager to start using it with my patients”, says Dr. Peloza. “The dreal® system fits with my philosophy: preserving as much healthy tissue as possible, making these procedures shorter and safer – and most importantly, improving patient recovery. This system is intuitive, it’s easy to use, and it has become an integral tool that I’ve been using in a growing number of spinal decompressions”.
“These cases demonstrate the huge commercial potential of the dreal® system”, says Robert (Bob) W. Cook, a seasoned spine industry executive, recently appointed as Carevture’s VP Marketing and Sales. “while innovative tools have been introduced for lumbar decompression, no other solution brings dreal®‘s ability to effectively decompress the entire spine, with minimum trauma and maximum safety”.
Carevature Medical Ltd., a privately-held medical device company headquartered in Rehovot, Israel, is dedicated to developing advanced orthopedic surgery solutions.
Carevature is presently focused on its flagship line of products for spinal indications, dreal®, the first and only curved device powerful enough to efficiently cut bone, and small enough for use in all sections of the spine.
Over 450 patients worldwide have been treated with the dreal® in clinical and commercial cases, with outstanding safety and recovery results.