Viper Lumbar Fusions

Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Surgery using the
Viperô System from Acromed.

The Viper system is similar to the Pathfinder System.

During the surgery, a fluoroscope (a type of low dose x-ray machine) is used to see the spine. The Viperô and rods are inserted through several small incisions. There is no need for a long incision. Viper Lumbar Fusion - diagram of fluoroscopic positioning
Using a low dose x-ray machine, the screws are placed precisely in the pedicles. Viper Lumbar Fusion - screw placement in pedicles
Once the screws have been placed, the connecting rods are inserted through the same tiny incisions. Viper Lumbar Fusion - connecting rods inserted
The fully assembled rods and screws secure the bones and allow for a fusion that can be done in as little as 45 minutes. Viper Lumbar Fusion - rods and screws connected and fusing bones in a short amount of time

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Last modified: 07/27/08