The simple, three-step Pylon™ MIS Posterolateral Bone Graft System is designed to deliver a wide variety of bone graft materials to aid in minimally invasive dilation, decortication, and bone graft placement along the posterior elements of the spine. TranS1 offers a wide range of bone graft materials including DBM putty/strips, corticocancellous putty/strips, or autograft harvested with the TranS1 Capital™ MIS Iliac Crest Bone Graft Harvester.
TranS1 continues to lead the way in advancing the least invasive approaches for spinal fusion. This tradition of creating better pathways for spine surgery led our industry-leading engineering team to develop the patent pending Pylon™ MIS Posterolateral Bone Graft System. At NASS 2017, Orthopedics This Week presented TranS1’s Pylon™ with the 2017 Spine Technology award.
Posterolateral fusions, or “gutter fusions,” are regarded by many surgeons as a robust posterior column fusion option. Typically, however, preparation and graft delivery for traditional posterolateral fusion procedures can only be performed via an open/invasive approach.
The TranS1 Pylon™ MIS Posterolateral Bone Graft System allows for dilation, decortication, and graft delivery along the posterior aspect of the transverse processes in a controlled, targeted, and minimally disruptive manner. The Pylon™ requires only an approximately 1 cm incision above or below the targeted level for passage of the instrument. A single instrument pass then allows for decortication and graft delivery with precise targeting in situations where a posterolateral fusion may be performed.