Direct Skin-to-Screw

One Step is All It Takes

ProMIS System is for use in the United States. European users should refer to Versalink for all Premia Spine fusion products.

The Direct Skin-to-Screw driver is comprised of a patented screwdriver, tower, pedicle screw, k-wire and our novel control handle. It is assembled on the back table. The patented instrument allows the surgeon to independently control the pedicle screw and k-wire. Typically, a surgeon extends the k-wire a couple millimeters beyond the screw tip, anchors the driver at the desired bone entry point, advances the screw, backs the k-wire into the body of the cannulated screw and safely completes the screw advancement.

The time from skin incision to screw placement for a single-level fusion is 3 minutes, saving an average of 15 minutes of operating room time. The technique eliminates all the complications associated with a traditional k-wire technique.

200 Timed Screw Placements with ProMIS System. Dr. Steve DeLuca. UPMC West Shore Hospital. Harrisburg, PA.