Minimally invasive approaches for lumbar interbody fusion have been popularized in recent years. The retroperitoneal transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine is a technique that allows direct lateral access to the intervertebral disc space while mitigating the complications associated with traditional anterior or posterior approaches. However, a common complication of this procedure is iatrogenic injury to the psoas muscle and surrounding nerves, resulting in postsurgical motor and sensory deficits. The TranS1 VEO system (TranS1 Inc, Raleigh, NC, USA) utilizes a novel, minimally invasive transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine that allows direct visualization of the psoas and proximal nerves, potentially minimizing iatrogenic injury risk and resulting clinical morbidity. This paper describes the clinical uses, procedural details, and indications for use of the TranS1 VEO system. © 2013 Hardenbrook et al, publisher and licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Hardenbrook, M. A., Miller, L. E., & Block, J. E. (2013). TranS1 VEO system: A novel psoas-sparing device for transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion. Medical Devices: Evidence and Research, 6(1), 91–95. https://doi.org/10.2147/MDER.S43746