Power T Handle Wins Spine Innovation Award
WILMINGTON, NC – Oct. 4, 2018 – Power T Handle, LLC, a surgeon-driven, innovative company, announced today that it has received a Spine Technology Award from Orthopedics This Week during the 2018 National American Spine Society (NASS) meeting in Los Angeles, CA last week. The Power T Handle is a surgical instrument that delivers operating room efficiencies through increased speed and reduced surgeon fatigue while preserving tactile feedback and precision in spinal and other surgical procedures. The Spine Technology Awards bring recognition to new, innovative spine surgery products and the teams that created them.
Justin Iorio, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, Syracuse, NY, noted, “The Power T Handle addresses an unmet need in complex spine surgical procedures, and the success of this product can be directly attributed to the benefits it offers surgeons, hospitals and patients. I rely on the Power T Handle in my complex spinal fusion procedures as it saves time in the OR, reduces the strain on the surgeon while providing the feel and precision needed to perform surgical procedures with excellent outcomes.”
This first-of-its-kind, wireless power solution allows for seamless integration of a low speed, high torque power driver that preserves the tactile feel and manual capabilities of a traditional T handle. The low-profile design does not interfere with an intra-operative fluoroscopy, and is compatible with existing surgical instruments. The Power T Handle delivers hassle-free power by eliminating many of the cumbersome features of current power equipment. The Power T Handle is also economical as there is no investment in capital equipment, no reprocessing, no maintenance costs and no batteries to recharge.
Kevin Cahill, MD, PhD, President and Co-founder of Power T Handle, LLC stated, “We are honored to have received The Spine Technology Award. Our team at Power T Handle, LLC is committed to developing disruptive technologies and better power solutions for surgeons.”
Power T Handle Announces Completion of First Spinal Surgery Procedures Performed With Innovative Power Device
WILMINGTON, NC – July 9, 2018 – Power T Handle, LLC, a surgeon-driven, innovative company, announced today the successful completion of the first spinal surgical cases using the Power T Handle, an instrument designed to merge power and tactile feel in spinal and other surgical procedures.
The Power T Handle is the first surgical power solution that seamlessly integrates power while preserving the manual capabilities of traditional T handles that attach to orthopedic instruments, such as screw taps and screwdrivers. This revolutionary, cordless device is the first of its kind that transforms from a manual handle to a low speed, high torque power driver with the press of a button. The low profile and sleek design preserves the tactile feel of traditional T handles and is compatible with existing 1/4” square attachment instruments. This low-cost, single-use device is provided in a sterile package for immediate use.
The Power T Handle overcomes the limitations of pre-existing power tools by eliminating cumbersome surgical drills, custom instrument attachments, and power cords. This device is also cost efficient, as there is no investment in capital equipment, no reprocessing, no maintenance costs and no batteries to recharge.
Andrew Rhea, MD, Florence Neurosurgery and Spine Center, Florence, SC performed the first procedures with the Power T Handle. “I decided to use the Power T Handle in these spinal fusion procedures to allow for easier and quicker insertion of the tap and pedicle screws without loss of tactile feedback,” stated Dr. Rhea. “The Power T Handle fits my existing surgical technique. It is simple to attach, increased my surgical efficiency, and provided the natural feel of using a traditional T handle. It also fit well in the surgical field without having to move the C-Arm or struggle with a power cable.”
Kevin Cahill, MD, PhD, President of Power T Handle LLC, said of the device, “We developed the Power T Handle to offer surgeons a better power tool. This device truly delivers power without compromise.” Dr. Cahill continued, “The Power T Handle solves many of the challenges facing surgeons and the surgical team today trying to incorporate power technologies. It offers an easy to attach and use device that increases OR efficiencies, reduces surgeon fatigue and preserves the tactile feedback of traditional instrumentation. We are eager to see what the future holds for the Power T Handle as we continue to evolve and provide better power solutions for surgeons.”