Karlsruhe, 22nd June 2009: On 15th and 16th June the second international joimax® workshop on the endoscopic removal of disc hernias using the TESSYS® method took place in the ATOS Private Clinic in Munich. The highlight of this workshop was the live transmission of three operations, which the 15 workshop participants were able to follow from the comfort of the conference room in the neighbouring NH Hotel. Dr. med. Michael Schubert performed the operations on patients from Germany and Denmark, describing the individual steps and answering questions from the doctors in the auditorium during the operation. Two workshop participants were able to go into the operating theatre for each operation to observe the live procedure.
The live operations followed a day of intensive training on cadavers, allowing the doctors from Germany, Spain, Italy, USA, Jordan and Israel to get the most benefit from the live operations. Lectures by experts in the field of minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery completed the workshop.

Image 1: Munich Center of Anatomy
Image 2: Workshop Station Dr. Schubert
Image 3: Dr. Iprenburg hosting live operation
Image 4: Group photo including participants and the joimax® Team

About joimax®: The young and innovative medical technology company dedicates itself to combined surgical technologies (“joined minimal access technologies”), particularly in the area of spinal treatment. Joimax® develops, produces and markets tried and tested user-friendly systems for endoscopic spinal surgery, always staying on top with the latest technology. With extensively trained staff amassing years of industry experience, joimax® has acquired key skills in the areas of equipment technology, systems, hard and software, instrumentation, endoscopes, disposable products, implants and x-ray protection. With the comprehensive education program which incorporates workshops, visitations and operations accompanied by an experienced application specialist, the implementation of the procedure will be supported right from the start. Joimax® considers itself a partner of operating physicians, bearing the motto “helping to treat patients!”.
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