Wenzel Spine, Inc., a medical technology company focused on providing minimally invasive solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, today announced a 24 Consecutive Patient Case Series detailing an endoscopic, stand-alone TLIF surgical technique used with the VariLift-LX System has been published in the Journal of Spine, Volume 7, Issue 2.

The Case Series, authored by Kai-Uwe Lewandrowski, M.D., details a novel endoscopic transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion technique using the VariLift-LX stand-alone expandable interbody fusion device. This surgical technique guide shows that it is feasible to perform a percutaneous endoscopically assisted transforaminal decompression and fusion surgery with the expandable stand-alone VariLift-LX System.

“The initial success of the VariLift-LX System when used with endoscopic techniques is very exciting,” said Chad Neely, CEO of Wenzel Spine. “The ability to successfully perform interbody lumbar fusion using endoscopic access and our stand-alone, expandable interbody device represents the new frontier in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. This endoscopic technique is the least invasive method to perform lumbar fusion available to surgeons and the VariLift-LX device is uniquely suited to be used in this application.” He further added, “Wenzel Spine is excited to be on the forefront of making Endoscopic Stand-Alone Lumbar Fusion a proven MIS solution for Spine.”

Wenzel Spine’s VariLift-LX Stand-Alone Expandable Interbody Fusion is commercially available in the U.S. and Europe.