Misonix BoneScalpel™ Cited As "A Game Changer" Product

Nov 28, 2012, 07:00 ET from Misonix, Inc.

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Misonix, Inc. (NasdaqGM: MSON), an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull-based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic surgery and other surgical applications,  was prominently referred to in an article published by Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review on November 16, 2012, entitled "5 Spine Experts on Most Exciting Technology for Spinal Surgery."

In the article, the following question was asked: "What technology have you been most impressed with over the past year?" Isador Lieberman, MD, Spine Surgeon, Texas Back Institute, Plano, Texas replied:  "The ultrasonic BoneScalpel™ developed and distributed by Misonix, Inc., in the words of a recent fellow of mine, is 'a game changer.' As I have gained experience with it I have been able to take advantage of its atraumatic method of osteotomising bone for facetectomies, Smith Petersen osteotomies, pedicle subtraction osteotomies and even cervical corpectomies.  The device is safe, efficient and provides for a precise cut. It has dramatically enhanced my ability to decompress the spine or release the spine in a less invasive fashion."

Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review is a leading resource offering news and analysis on business and legal issues relating to orthopedic and spine practices and is widely read by clinical practitioners, service providers and medical device manufacturers.

The BoneScalpel is a novel ultrasonic osteotome used for safe, tissue-selective bone dissection that encourages en-bloc bone removal and refined osteotomies while sparing elastic soft tissue structures.  Most users report that the surgical field is relatively bloodless and clean.  Loss of viable bone is minimal and controllable.  The BoneScalpel has been used extensively for bone removal in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including deformity surgery. 

"We are excited by yet another endorsement of the contribution being made to advanced spinal surgery by the Misonix BoneScalpel," said Michael A. McManus, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Misonix. "Being named one of the most exciting technologies for spinal surgery is a great distinction recognizing our BoneScalpel as a unique product that provides the surgeon with more safety, a better cut, greater visibility from less blood loss and an overall faster procedure. We are privileged to provide state of the art spine surgery technology to Dr. Lieberman and his colleagues throughout the world."

About Misonix
Misonix, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets therapeutic ultrasonic medical devices. Misonix's therapeutic ultrasonic platform is the basis for several innovative medical technologies. Addressing a combined market estimated to be in excess of $3 billion annually; Misonix's proprietary ultrasonic medical devices are used for wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, and other surgical and medical applications. Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at www.misonix.com.

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