SURE enables reduced X-ray radiation

  • Current levels of X-ray exposure are excessive
  • Spinal surgeon’s exposure is up to 12x that of non-spinal procedures
  • 10 years surgical practice the recommended maximum

Radiation exposure in spine surgery is excessive, protection is underutilized, and the long-term biological effects can be deadly.

The radiation exposure in spine surgery has been found to be 10 to 12 times greater than the radiation exposure during other fluoroscopically assisted non-spinal musculoskeletal procedures.

As a consequence, the average spinal surgeon will receive the maximum allowable lifetime exposure of radiation for workers within 10 years of practice.

Today, there is a growing body among senior spine surgeons who are calling for the reduction of radiation vulnerability in the operating room.

Because the SURE system features radiolucent blades, surgeons are able to operate accurately and also spend less time exposed to X-Ray radiation

Clearer X-rays

  • Blades do not impede X-rays, enabling optimum visualization for surgeons
  • Better visualization delivers improved accuracy for surgical intervention
  • Reduces the overall timeframes and increases theatre / hospital productivity

Because traditional metal retractors block X-rays, they often have to be removed prior to X-ray – or more X-rays are required – in order for the surgeon to clearly see what they are doing.

In contrast, the advanced polymer construction of SURE allows for swifter analysis of the surgical requirement under X-ray, and at the same time reducing X-ray exposure.

The average spinal surgeon will receive the maximum allowable lifetime exposure of radiation in ten years of practice