The collection and separation of autologous bone during spinal fusions can be a messy procedure, as Sean Hensler discovered when he was a physician assistant. When he had his own spinal fusion surgery, thanks to some free time in recovery, he came up with the idea for the Bone Press. Based in principle on a French press coffee maker, the device collects and makes it easy to separate bone tissue from the liquids in the chamber. The device harvests up to 10 cubic centimeters of bone into a little patty that can immediately be transplanted by the surgeon.
Hensler Surgical, the company setup to produce the Bone Press, expects the device to be available in the U.S. by the end of the year with European approval to follow early next year.
Features from the product page:
- One (1) HBP proprietary press head and surgical grade mesh to capture nearly all of autologous bone collected within the container.
- One (1) HBP proprietary suction top to be used during autologous bone collection. The collection top suction port has been configured on the side of the top allowing for deflection of the tubing away from the surgical field of view.
- Two (2) HPB containers with specialty design ribs that line up to ensure a solid seal and an improved grip.
- Graduation marks up to 60cc on each 80 cc container to measure contents, if desired.
- Suction ports on both tops that allow for deflection of the tubing away from the surgical field, especially during the collection phase.
- One (1) Polypropylene right angle tubing connector for ultrasonic device apllication ONLY.
Product page: Hensler Bone Press…