News | October 21, 2007

Pioneer Surgical Technology Announces Availability of CLARITY Posterior Retractor System

October 22, 2007 - Pioneer Surgical Technology today announced the U.S. market availability of its CLARITY Posterior Retractor System, developed to help meet the challenge of reducing operating room time and improving patient outcomes.

The maker says the CLARITY Posterior Retractor System allows for better visualization during fluoroscopy, an imaging technique commonly used by physicians to obtain real-time images of the internal structures of a patient, by reducing the opacity of the retractor device image. The system is also lightweight, yet strong enough to provide adequate muscle retraction for optimal visualization of the surgical site.

The system uses a strong and lightweight carbon fiber reinforced PEEK (PolyEtherEtherKetone) frame. PEEK allows the retractor to be radiolucent, helping maximize the surgeon's visualization for precise implant placement. The carbon-fiber reinforcement helps maintain retractor stability.

"The CLARITY Posterior Retractor System allows intraoperative adjustments and visualization during fluoroscopy to ensure accurate placements of instruments and implants, helping me complete my cases more quickly and reducing the time my patients spend in the operating room," said Richard Nussbaum, M.D. of the Los Angeles Orthopedic Institute.

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