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Mekanika Spinal Stiffness Gauge System SSG Orthopedic Research Only

AdID: 10849

Availability: In stock


Manufacturer Overview
The Spinal Stiffness Gauge is a computer-based, powered intraoperative instrument. By applying a force to, and separating adjacent vertebrae at a constant rate of distraction, the SSG electronically measures the resistance of the adjacent vertebrae to the distraction. This measurement assists the surgeon in determining whether to stabilize or fuse.

Beyond determining when joint fixation is, or isn't necessary, the SSG can provide a hard copy measurement of the patient's joint stiffness, and a rationale for fusions with instrumentation--or not--of the affected MSU's. (Excerpt from manufacturer)

Condition Description
The Mekanika SSG is in great cosmetic condition and has minor signs of wear. The mobile cart does have one wheel that does not roll well; the rubber coating has a significant portion 'chunked' out that allows the cart to thump.

Testing & Evaluation
New Life Scientific technicians tested that this instrument powered on and noted the cleanliness inside and out. The Windows 2000 OS boots and the Spinal Stiffness Gauge version 1.2 software loads. The instrument includes the PC, touchscreen, printer, and mobile cart. The user will need to supply a spinal manipulator, but there may be additional hand tools that the physician desires. The printer was powered on only and the 'ink' light blinks; the ink cartridge is a consumable and will not be provided by New Life Scientific.

**The manufacturer does not support this instrument and cannot provide service, support, or accessories. This particular instrument was manufactured between 2001-2002 and is not suitable for live patient application. This instrument was intended for cadaver research only, in the early phase of production, and the user's careful judgement should be exercised.**

-Touchscreen monitor
-SSG v1.2 Software


Mekanika, Inc.


Spinal Stiffness Gauge

Serial Number


Power Requirements

120V (Cord Included)


SSG v 1.2

Windows 2000 OS