Spyder MIS Retractor System
Minimally Invasive Spinal Retractor System
The Spyder System is an innovative retractor system indicated for use in the lumbar spine with Aesculap Spine’s S4 Pedicle Screw System. It features a simple and easy-to-use mechanism that offers full adjustability in both the cranial/caudal and medial/lateral directions, in addition to top-loading blades that can be removed intra-operatively without the need to remove the retractor frame during use. The blades and retractor arms are manufactured from X-ray translucent titanium alloy and retract and tilt allowing the ideal field of view with a minimal length skin incision. In addition, the blades are offered in a variety of sizes designed to encourage the surgeon to utilize an ever more localized and less-invasive surgical approach on posterior fusion cases.
The system also offers a novel compressor and distractor instrument that unlike other compressors and distractors is specifically designed to match the Spyder blade sizes and be used in cases where a small skin incision (30 mm length) is made. A light source can be integrated and the frame attached to one of two Aesculap holding arms when needed.