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A Unique Posterior Approach to SI Fusion: Easier Access. Better Visibility. Less Invasive.

Aired on 1.11.2017
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A Unique Posterior Approach to SI Fusion: Easier Access. Better Visibility. Less Invasive.

Medtronic, in coordination with GlobalCastMD, brings experts and educators together virtually to discuss the latest innovation in SI Fusion surgery.  The surgeon panel will lead discussions and education on a unique posterior approach using the fully enabled Rialto™ SI Fusion system that’s compatible with Navigation, power and certain biologics. A global virtual audience and satellite viewing centers will be able to interact live via chat, encouraging discussion and debate.

 

Most SI fusion devices today are assisted by muscle/tissue retractors due to the transgluteal/lateral approach. Medtronic’s Rialto SI fusion procedure uses a posterior approach to the SI Joint, which has inherent benefits for surgeons and patients*.

EASIER ACCESS*
Implant passes through less tissue and muscle during implantation.

BETTER VISIBILITY*
Posterior access provides better visibility, especially when treating larger patients. 

LESS INVASIVE*
Fewer muscles are disrupted using our posterior approach.

The RIALTO™ SI Fusion System is intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis. Autograft and/or allograft may be placed in conjunction with the RIALTO™ SI Fusion System.

 


Risks: 

  • Pain, discomfort, or abnormal sensations caused by the presence of the implant. 
  • Migration, loosening, or fracture of the implant

 

*Data on file with Medtronic


 

Description

Medtronic, in coordination with GlobalCastMD, brings experts and educators together virtually to discuss the latest innovation in SI Fusion surgery.  

The surgeon panel will lead discussions and education on a unique posterior approach using the fully enabled Rialto™ SI Fusion system that’s compatible with Navigation, power and certain biologics. A global virtual audience and satellite viewing centers will be able to interact live via chat, encouraging discussion and debate. The event will feature 2 pre-recorded surgeries and highlight the Rialto™ SI Fusion System, Navigation: O-arm™ Imaging System and StealthStation™ S7™ System, IPC™ Powerease System & the Grafton™ Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM) Putty. 

Directors & Faculty

Directors

Carter Beck, MD

Dr. Beck is board certified in neurological surgery and specializes in Neurosurgery. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed residency in Neurology at the New York Hospital at Cornell - New York, NY and completed residency in Neurosurgery at Stanford University Hospital - Stanford, CA. Dr. Beck developed the Rialto™ Implant for SI Joint fixation.  He currently practices in Missoula, MT.


Additional Faculty

David Rouben, MD

David P. Rouben, M.D. earned his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed a general surgical internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, then continued his specialty training at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta. He completed a fellowship in joint reconstruction at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Mass., and a fellowship in spinal reconstruction at Toronto General Hospital in Ontario, Canada.

Hugo Benalcazar, MD

A board certified neurosurgeon, Dr. Hugo Benalcazar is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his internship and residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, IL and fellowship training at University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. Dr. Benalcazar offers a new cervical disc replacement surgery which improves range of motion and decreases wear and tear on adjacent vertebrae. He specializes in minimally invasive approaches to cervical and lumbar disc disease including spinal fusion.

Agenda

7:00 pm - 7:10 pm
Introduction and overview
7:10 pm - 7:40 pm
History of SI Fusion and Minimally Invasive Approach Options
7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Procedure Review: Posterior Approach, SI Fusion procedure with fluoroscopy
8:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Procedure Review: Posterior Approach, SI Fusion procedure with Navigation
8:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Open Discussion and Closing


Topics Covered

  • A Unique posterior approach to SI Fusion surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgical options
  • Fully enabled Rialto™ SI Fusion System Overview
  • Review two surgical procedures

Objectives

To provide education on minimally invasive SI fusion procedures, highlight Medtronic’s unique posterior approach and introduce the Rialto™ SI Fusion System and its fully enabled capabilities.