Integra LifeSciences is a global medical technology company that specializes in developing and providing innovative solutions for regenerative medicine, orthopedic extremity surgery, and neurosurgery. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Plainsboro, New Jersey, Integra LifeSciences has established itself as a leader in the medical device industry, catering to the needs of healthcare professionals and patients worldwide.
It focuses on developing products and technologies that enhance the body’s natural healing processes and improve patient outcomes. The company offers a broad portfolio of products across various medical specialties, including reconstructive surgery, wound care, cranial and spinal surgery, and minimally invasive surgery.
Integra LifeSciences also specializes in neurosurgery, providing innovative solutions for cranial and spinal procedures. They offer a comprehensive range of products for neurosurgical interventions, including implants, instruments, and systems for cranial stabilization, spinal fixation, and minimally invasive spine surgery.
Integra LifeSciences Medical Devices
1 – CUSA®
CUSA®, which stands for Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator, is a widely recognized medical device developed by Integra LifeSciences. The CUSA system is a surgical tool that utilizes ultrasonic energy to dissect and aspirate tissue during various surgical procedures.
The CUSA system consists of a handpiece and a console. The handpiece incorporates an ultrasonic transducer that converts electrical energy from the console into ultrasonic vibrations. These vibrations are then transmitted to a specially designed surgical tip, which helps fragment and emulsify tissue.
The CUSA system offers several advantages in surgical procedures. Its ultrasonic energy allows for precise and controlled tissue removal while minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The device is commonly used in neurosurgery, particularly in procedures involving brain tumor resection and spinal cord tumor removal. It helps surgeons navigate delicate neural structures and remove tumors with greater precision.
2 – Limb Salvage Systems
Limb salvage systems, also known as limb preservation or limb-sparing techniques, refer to medical procedures and devices used to save a limb that is at risk of amputation due to severe injury, infection, or disease. These systems are designed to restore function and maintain the affected limb while removing or treating the underlying condition.
Limb salvage techniques have advanced significantly in recent years, thanks to advancements in medical technology and surgical expertise. The primary goal of these systems is to preserve the limb’s structural integrity, functionality, and appearance, allowing individuals to maintain their mobility and independence.
Medical Device Lists
- Limb Salvage Systems