When we first launched our inflatables , we were approached by several surgeons who devised revolutionary procedures using compressed air. Today we are launching our IxS, the inflatable for multiple applications, which makes this possible! The IxS is available in different shapes and sizes. The medical staff can choose the shape and size which fits best their surgical / medical procedure and patient. One example on how the Ergotrics IxS inflatable can revolutionise surgery and healthcare?
Our Sickle Inflatable (IxS-Sickle) is used for the ALIF procedure. Before anesthesia, the inflatable was taped at the correct level on the patient’s back. After removal of the intervertebral disc, the IxS-Sickle was inflated. This created an indirect distraction of the lumbar vertebrae which facilitated the introduction of the cage and gave a good lordosis to the lumbar spine. After insertion of the cage, per-operative deflation caused good compression. "Indirect per-operative distraction of lumbar vertebrae causing a perfect lordosis!" - Paul Depauw, neurosurgeon at Elisabeth-Tweesteden ziekenhuis (ETZ)