HUNTLEY, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Life Spine, a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, announced today that the company has successfully completed initial cases with the PROLIFT Expandable Interbody System, which restores disc height, in-situ, for minimally invasive PLIF, TLIF and oblique approaches. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided 510(k) marketing clearance to the PROLIFT System in March 2016.
“The biggest challenge in performing interbody fusions is to place a large enough spacer without excessive traction along the nerves. The ProLift device allows for standard protection of the neurological structures and little to no actual traction applied to the nerves,” said Alexander Bailey, MD, of Precision Spine & Orthopaedic Specialists in Kansas City, Kansas. “As an added benefit of this design, the in-situ distraction achieved after placement in the desired location creates a situation in which migration or expulsion is nearly eliminated. I found the design intuitive and easy to use. Additionally, it saves procedural time by not requiring segmental compression, is safer due to small initial insertion size, and meets my needs for this type of challenging surgery.”
“During my initial procedures, bilateral grafts were delivered through two-inch incision sites which allowed for minimal muscle disruption; allowing my patients to go home post-op day one. Distraction capabilities were easily maximized, and used in conjunction with CENTERLINE™ Midline Screws, I was able to create a minimally invasive yet robust final construct,” said John Anson, MD, FACS, of the Spine and Brain Institute of Las Vegas, Nevada.
PROLIFT is scheduled for limited release in the second quarter of 2016, with full product release expected later in the year.
About Life Spine
Life Spine is dedicated to improving the quality of life for spinal patients by increasing procedural efficiency and efficacy through innovative design, uncompromising quality standards, and the most technologically advanced manufacturing platforms. Life Spine, which is privately held, is based in Huntley, Illinois. For more information, please visit: http://www.lifespine.com.
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