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Medtronic launches new catheter system

22nd September 2008

Medtronic has announced the launch of its second-generation product for the diagnosis of discogenic low back pain.

The Discyphor Direct catheter system offers physicians additional information to help identify which disc is causing pain in a patients.

According to the company, patient satisfaction is currently mixed in individuals with discogenic low back pain who undergo spinal surgery.

The new catheter system makes use of the Functional Anaesthetic Discography procedure to identify discogenic pain by anaesthetising each disc individually, rather than using imaging or generating pain in an attempt to locate the correct disc with provocative discography.

Robert White, president of Kyphon and interspinous process decompression devices for the spinal and biologics unit at Medtronic, said: “With the Discyphor Direct catheter system, we are empowering physicians to independently assess discs to determine the source of a patient’s back pain while delivering many enhancements over our first-generation product.”

He added that physicians and patients would benefit from the ease of use offered by the system and its atraumatic tip.

Earlier this week, Boston Scientific announced it had won a case against Medtronic and Johnson & Johnson regarding the patent of its NIR stent product, with the court denying the right to a new trial.

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