Nanchang, China – On August 19, the first scoliosis surgery using MicroPort® Orthopedics' Takin™ Spinal Posterior Fixation System was successfully completed by Professor Jianguo Zhang of Peking Union Medical College Hospital, a leading surgeon in the spinal correction field, with the assistance of Professor Qi Liao, Vice President of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University.
The patient is a 12 year old suffering from scoliosis. The surgeons performed a three-dimensional correction surgery with Takin™ Spinal Posterior Fixation System. The surgery lasted for three hours and 21 pedicle screws of Takin™ Spinal Posterior Fixation System were used. Both Professor Jianguo Zhang and Professor Qi Liao were satisfied with the surgical outcome, and spoke highly of the cortex and cancellous bone thread design and the matching instruments of Takin™ Spinal Posterior Fixation System. The two experts also offered professional suggestions on the device's application in scoliosis surgeries.
Scoliosis surgery is a challenging orthopedic surgery, known for its strict demand for surgical skills and medical devices. The successful completion of the scoliosis surgery using Takin™ Spinal Posterior Fixation System demonstrated its excellent performance in treating complex diseases such as spinal deformity. With the help of the surgeons and the medical devices, the 12-year-old patient regained hope and confidence for life. Besides, in coordination with the Third Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, MicroPort® donated some implant products used in the surgery to ease the medical burden for the financially challenged family.
Takin™ Spinal Posterior Fixation System was launched in 2015, and has achieved successful results in treating complex spinal tumor and spinal scoliosis, which demonstrated the clinical value, market recognition, and reliability of the device. Meanwhile, the completion of the two surgeries also creates a good beginning for the popularization of Takin™ Spinal Posterior Fixation System in the spinal orthopedic field and paves the way for MicroPort® Orthopedics' spine and trauma business segment to increase its awareness in China.