DePuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Company, has announced that it has launched the Symphony Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System, intended for patients with frail bones in the neck and upper back.

The Symphony system is designed to enhance fixation in patients with suboptimal bone quality who are undergoing Posterior Cervical Fusion surgery. The device seeks to reduce both the complexity and cost of the procedure.

The key aim of the system is to improve conditions for the operating surgeon in terms of fixation, alignment, targeting and extensions. Symphony enables the crossing of the cervical to thoracic junction with one system, which could in turn reduce the required number of instrument trays in surgery from six to two, potentially reducing costs.

Discussing the new system, Nadav Tomer, worldwide president, DePuy Synthes, said: “The Symphony System builds on the deep expertise of DePuy Synthes in treating diseases that affect the cervical spine, and we are excited to elevate our existing portfolio by offering this new enhanced solution for the treatment of these debilitating conditions.”

"This launch represents an incredible global opportunity to bring a differentiated solution to surgeons looking for reduced complexity, streamlined procedures and more flexibility in treatment options for their patients.”

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