The new member of the CESSYS® family
Posterior endoscopic access for the treatment of cervical disc herniations and stenosis
The CESSYS® Concept
The CESSYS® methods are exceptionally minimally invasive endoscopic surgical techniques for decompression / deherniation within the cervical spinal canal and as such far less traumatic than microsurgical techniques. The optics of joimax® endoscopes provide an excellent direct view of all structures directly at the site of the surgery.
Besides CESSYS® Dorsal using the posterior access, there is another member of the CESSYS® family, the CESSYS® Ventral system using the anterior, intradiscal access to the spinal canal. Together both systems realize the joimax® 360° decompression philosophy for the cervical spinal canal. While CESSYS® Ventral with its smaller endoscope and instruments is better suited for removal of small and soft disc herniations in the ventral spinal canal, CESSYS® Dorsal is perfectly suited for treatment of dorsal pathologies such as osseous decompression cases.
For bony decompression within the cervical spinal canal
The working channel diameter of CESSYS® Dorsal endoscope is 4.7 mm. This allows the use of large punches, forceps and Shrill® shaver blades with outer diameter 4.5 mm for effective removal of hard tissue like bone or hypertrophic, sclerotized ligamentum flavum. At the same time, the endoscope is still small enough to be ideally suited for working within the cervical spinal canal.
This makes the system particularly suitable for bony decompression (stenosis). The working length of 68 mm and the 15° direction of view of the endoscope makes it excellent for application in the cervical spine using the dorsal approach. Due to irrigation in endoscopic procedures, the visualization is constantly optimized and not compromised by bleeding.