Life Spine, a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, announced initial surgeries and multiple cases with the new narrow width offerings of the PROLIFT Expandable Spacer System.
“I am very pleased with the new width additions to the PROLIFT Expandable Spacer System portfolio,” said Dr. Charla Fischer of New York, New York. “I think it is very intuitive that many of the instruments can be shared with the original size options, and I find that the narrower width works seamlessly for a true minimally invasive approach. I’m a big proponent of minimally invasive surgery when it’s appropriate as it is intended to help patients to recover faster and return to the activities they love in a shorter period of time.”
Life Spine reports the PROLIFT Expandable Spacer System is now available in width options from 8mm to 12mm and multiple height options that offer up to 6mm of continuous expansion. Additionally, the implant is available in four lordotic options to achieve sagittal correction. The implant was designed to support osteointegration with a proprietary surface technology called OSSEO-LOC™ which offers 400-600 microns of porosity.1
The expandable interbody market currently accounts for over 30% of the total interbody device market as of 2018, by 2025 it is expected that expandable interbodies will make up nearly half of the interbody device market.2
1Feighan, J.E., Goldber, V.M., Davy, D., Parr, J.A., Stevenson, S.
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2iData Research, Inc. (2019). “US Market Report Suite for Spinal Implants and VCF.” Published June 2019.