Alphatec Spine introduces new products at NASS


Alphatec Spine announced the introduction of three new products for anterior cervical fixation, occipito-cervico-thoracic fixation, transforaminal and posterior lumbar interbody fusion at the North American Spine Society (NASS) meeting in Chicago, USA (1−5 November). The company also announced the release of the Alphatec Solus anterior lumbar interbody fusion system to its international beta sites.

The Trestle Luxe anterior cervical plating system is the company’s next-generation anterior cervical fixation system. It combines a proprietary zero-step locking mechanism, low-profile flush-fit design, large graft window, and a comprehensive offering of implants and instrumentation to provide the surgeon with confidence in the system’s performance and comfort to their patients.

The Avalonoccipito-cervico plating system, which is used in connection with the Solanas posterior cervico-thoracic fixation system, provides the surgeon with an innovative and comprehensive posterior solution for occipito-cervico-thoracic fixation. The unique buttress design of the Avalon plate allows the surgeon to ideally place and secure bone graft in the optimal midline location to help promote fusion and improve graft stability without adding profile to the overall surgical construct.

The Epicageminimally invasive posterior interbody spacer can be used for either transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) or posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) procedures. In its resting state the cage has a crescent shape; but due to its unique geometry and design, it can be flexed into a straight and narrow shape. The cage can be delivered in a minimally invasive, low- profile manner, which upon delivery reshapes to cover a large surface area. Additionally, it is delivered through a portal that is designed to reduce the potential of nerve injury to the patient, and to ensure that the cage is delivered to a precise location upon each implementation.

The Alphatec Solusanterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) system provides a biomechanically proven, industry leading design in treating spinal column stability for internal fixation ALIF devices. Four points of fixation combined with what the company believe is the largest competitively available graft volume support rapid and robust arthodesis potential. Deployment of the internal fixation blades is performed in one step, and is designed to decrease incision size, operative time and blood loss.

“Alphatec Spine is extremely proud to have designed, manufactured and introduced each of these products to the US and international markets,” said Dirk Kuyper, Alphatec Spine president and CEO. “These products are on the cutting edge of spinal instrumentation and implants. Each incorporates our philosophy of being focused on the aging spine, being minimally invasive in their approach and compatible with Biologics solutions. Each of these systems is in a significantly sized market segment, and as next-generation designs, each has the potential to impact our future positively.”