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.

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.

If you would like to incorporate the Pylon™ MIS Posterolateral System into your practice, contact TranS1 at (888) 659-6630 or by getting in touch with John Miller at