Fundamental Change for Physicians

Improving productivity, decreasing surgical site infections, and eliminating sterilization costs associated with reusable instrumentation.

Surgical Approach

Direct Lateral Approach

Posterolateral Oblique Approach

Why single-use?

In 2018, a medical center published data showing that contaminated instrumentation represented 85% of the reported issues with their reusable surgical instruments. The top two reported adverse events were surgical site infections and increased operative times caused by the re-sterilization of instruments1. A prospective randomized bicentric study of single-use instrumentation used in lumbar spinal fusions also showed a decreased incidence of surgical site infections2.

1. Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Event. Procedure-Associated Module SSI, Jan. 2018, p. 1.,
2. Litrico S, et al. Single-use instrumentation in posterior lumbar fusion could decrease incidence of surgical site infection: a prospective bi-centric study. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2016 Jan;26(1):21-6. doi: 10.1007/s00590-015-1692-4. Epub 2015 Sep 1.


Processing Time Saved

Single-Use Kit

1 minute – Open Box & remove instruments

60 minutes – Surgery

1 minutes – Dispose of kit

2 minutes – Reorder kit



Reusable Kit

5 minutes – Unwrap kit, check for holes & bioburden

5 minutes – layout and assemble instruments

60 minutes – Surgery

20 minutes – Collect tray

10 minutes – Transport to CPD

30 minutes –  Manually wash

60 minutes – Mechanically wash

30 minutes – Inspection

20 minutes – Re-assemble

180 minutes –  Re-sterilize


Reducing surgical site infections

Reusable tools get dull and carry infection risk. Manual and machine cleaning leaves bioburden behind mating surfaces. Disposable procedure kits offer a safer option compared to traditional equipment. 

Sterilization risks

Holes in wrappers cause delays and infections. Holes are identified as much as 5% at large academic hospitals with possibly more going unnoticed. This raises the risk of bacteria contamination, which can occur through a hole as small as 1.1 mm. 

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