Covered by U.S. Patent No. 10,820,936 and other U.S. Patents Pending
The Tornado is a revolutionary, simple surgical instrument used for the removal of pedicle screws in the Lumbar and/or Sacral spine from L1-S2. It is intended to be used where a 4.75mm – 5.5mm rod is used in the spine fusion construct.
PRE-STERILIZED SINGLE USE DEVICE
Guy R. Fogel, M.D. FAAOS
“The Tornado technique has revolutionized pedicle screw removal.”
Kevin D. Richardson, D.O.
“…other systems fail in comparison”
Robert G. Johnson, M.D.
“I have used it at least a dozen times on a dozen different systems and it has never failed.”
Why should surgeons use the Tornado.
Using the Tornado saves time and eliminates the risk of damaging the implant which protects the patient from unnecessary complications and or trauma.
USING THE TORNADO INSTRUMENT SAVES TIME & REDUCES RISKS.
During current techniques of pedicle screw removal, there is a risk of damage to the screw including being stripped, bent or even broken. This can result in irreparable damage to the pedicle. Any damage to the screw compromises it’s integrity. Current techniques employed to rectify the problem may aggravate the situation by causing severe damage to surrounding tissue that can lead to substantial bleeding and possible damage to the patient’s spinal cord.
Using the Tornado technique for extraction minimizes the following:
- Damage to surrounding tissue
- Intra-operative blood loss
- Intra-operative radiation exposure
- Exposure to general anesthetics
- Surgical time
There is also a considerable amount of time saved with pre-operative planning. The Tornado is universal and can be used with any tuliped pedicle screw system.