A DSG™-enabled screw is a pedicle screw with a unique combination of a bipolar sensor and a pedicle screw in just one device. The DSG™ Integration module can be used with pedicle screw systems to make pedicle screws “smart”. The “smart screw” potentially eliminates the need for preparing a pedicle prior to screw insertion. This may significantly minimize the surgical procedure time, and further reduce the chance of cortical wall breaches or compromising pedicle integrity. The technology gives surgeons real-time guidance and the ability to insert the screw directly into a vertebra without drilling a pilot hole.
The DSG™ Integration module is designed to enhance the ease of screw insertion during percutaneous approaches (K-wire less technique).