Atlas Spine has announced the launch of its HiJAK SA expandable cervical standalone interbody system, the company’s second first-to-market expandable system in 18 months.
The first implantation of the HiJAK SA expandable standalone system was performed by neurosurgeon Grant A Skidmore of the Neurological Specialist group in Norfolk, Virginia. “This device is a game changer for ACDF [anterior cervical discectomy and fusion] surgery. The ease of insertion, restoration of cervical lordosis and perfect alignment of the plate every time make it the pinnacle of technology for ACDF,” stated Skidmore.
According to a press release from Atlas Spine, the new device leverages the innovative design and clinical success of Atlas’s HiJAK AC anterior cervical expandable interbody platform launched in 2018.
Both HiJAK AC and HiJAK SA are cervical implant systems to provide surgeons the intraoperative ability and mechanical advantage to adjust the height and lordosis specific to their patient’s anatomy and surgical needs.
“We’re approaching two years of very positive clinical results with our HiJAK AC expandable interbody, so the merits of the technology have well been validated at this point,” said Matt Baynham, Atlas Spine’s CEO.
HiJAK SA also incorporates an integrated low-profile plate that, when compared to current standalone devices, significantly improves screw access, screw-to-bone purchase and overall construct integrity, the company’s press release adds.
“This system really offers unmatched capability in an extremely simple to use device. That coupled with its ability to accommodate minimally invasive approaches and reduce surgical times, make the system ideal for outpatient surgery procedures,” continued Baynham.