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Lumbar decompression instruments
The VertifFlex Totalis™ Direct Decompression System is a set of surgical instruments designed specifically for minimally invasive direct decompressions of the lumbar spine. The system utilizes a proprietary interspinous access platform and includes both reusable and disposable instruments to treat spinal stenosis by removing targeted bone and soft tissue. For more information, visit

Meniscal repair device
With the AS Meniscal Repair Device from Covidien, orthopaedic surgeons can perform “all-inside,” minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in the knee using the “all-suture” method of fixation. For more information, visit

Unicondylar knee replacement surgery system
Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its NavioPFS™ orthopaedic surgical system for unicondylar knee replacement surgeries. The NavioPFS consists of a three-dimensional camera, a visualization system, and a handheld resurfacing device that provides real-time robotic control of the tip. NavioPFS delivers intraoperative navigation and three-dimensional visualization during surgery based on a seamless computed tomography-free registration process. For more information, visit

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