TESSYS® Thx – Transforaminal Endoscopic Surgical System for thoracic region
The TESSYS® Thx Concept
Symptomatic thoracic disc herniation is a relatively uncommon clinical entity and surgical intervention on thoracic discs is even more rare.
Given the unique surgical challenges presented by thoracic spine anatomy, despite described innumerable discectomy techniques, none of them has been accepted universally. The incidence of thoracic disc herniations is 1/1,000 to 1/1,000,000. 0.15% to 4% of all surgical disc procedures are in the thoracic region. 70% occur below T7, most common at T9-12.
Minimally invasive techniques brought a paradigm shift in the management of cervical/lumbar spinal conditions and similar techniques have been extrapolated to the thoracic region as well.
Traditional and microsurgical approaches are associated with significant muscle and bony resections.
Access to the spinal canal along the costo vertebral joint
The New Member of the TESSYS® Family
Developed in cooperation with Sang-Ho Lee, MD, PhD and Junseok Bae, MD
The TESSYS® Thx instrument set exhibits excellent properties especially for central and paramedian deherniations. The optics of joimax® thoracic Foraminoscope® provides an excellent direct view of all structures at the surgical site respective to the steeper access route. Surgeries utilizing the TESSYS® Thx instruments can help avoid complications and morbidities associated with open- and microsurgery. Preservation of the normal anatomy supports quick recovery and a satisfactory cosmetic result.