What is a SpineSTUD

SurgiSTUD™ training models are biofidelic training platforms of real human pathology, better preparing surgeons for the OR. Customized to the specific needs of the surgeon, the models provide a superior training platform at significant cost-savings over cadavers.


Unique Features of a SpineSTUD:

  • SpineSTUD was our pilot product. We have over 90 different anatomy types within our library of available models that can be used independently or mix and matched to create “Franken-Spines” to fit your model needs.

  • Our SpineSTUD platform offers models with the largest range of different instrumentation techniques. From open posterior approaches, to MIS lateral, anterior cervical, tethering, etc., we can provide consistencies to your training course that are not seen in cadaveric based training.

  • Every model is 100% made to order and is designed to enhance your training goals. From the anatomy and boney quality, to the types of add-ons, and even patient age, our engineers will  work with you to provide a comprehensive model to fit your different training levels and engage your surgical or surgeon rep audiences.

  • We have different body cast types that allow you to fully vary the patient size, weight, and age. This obscures key anatomical features while retaining tension on instrumentation toolsets and surgical depth during different correction techniques.

Product demonstration | SpineSTUD

Synthetic Bone Architecture

The synthetic bone of a STUD is made with a corticocancellous architecture that mimics human bone. This architecture provides excellent radiographic anatomy and permits the use of injectable bone cements.

High-Fidelity Segmental Range Of Motion

The intervertebral discs and supportive ligaments provide a highly analogous and modifiable segmental range of motion for normal and pathological spine anatomies.

Realistic Response To Surgical Maneuvers

A STUD with cervical kyphosis undergoes progressive osteotomies to restore normal lordosis. Notice how increasingly extensive osteotomies result in greater restoration of cervical lordosis.

Biomechanical Performance Of Synthetic Bone

The synthetic bone of a STUD provides high-fidelity biomechanical performance for pedicle screws and other spinal fixation devices. Specify the bone mineral density, and we will provide a model with analogous bony biomechanical performance.

Dural Tube/Thecal Sac

Add a dural tube to your STUD that is filled with pressurized “spinal fluid” to enhance the operative experience for laminectomies, pedicle screw insertion, osteotomies, and inter-body fusions.

Posterior Column Ligaments

The ligamentum flavum, facet capsules, interspinous ligaments, and supraspinous ligaments can be added to enhance simulation of laminectomies and posterior column osteotomies.

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

Add major blood vessels filled with pressurized red fluid to your model for an enhanced surgical training experience.

Contact us today for more information on SpineSTUD models and how they can meet your educational, development, or research needs.

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