Safe Orthopedics nabs CE mark for Hickory screw

Safe Orthopedics today said it received CE mark approval for its Hickory screw for osteoporotic patients.

Hickory is a new pedicle screw in the France-based company’s SteriSpine PS range that improves bone anchorage in osteoporotic patients.

The company designed Hickory to be securely fixed into a vertebral pedicle to reduce the risk of instability from reduced bone quality in osteoporotic patients. It has a fenestrated, variable-thread screw that reduces the number of instrumented levels and supports less invasive procedures, according to the company.

“The growing challenge of operating on osteoporotic patients has been defined by the inability to achieve an appropriate pedicle screw construct. That problem is not only seen in osteoporotic situations but also in cases with metastatic instabilities where the screw and rod system will not be supported by bony fusion over time. Having tried many screw designs for these indications, I have found that …

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