First robotically assisted surgeries with Centerline cortical screw and Prolift expandable spacer take place

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Centerline
Prolift expandable spacer system (Life Spine)

The first surgeries with robotically assisted minimally disruptive placement of the Centerline cortical screw system and the Prolift expandable spacer system (Life Spine) in an ambulatory surgical centre have been announced.

“Life Spine is dedicated to address and support minimally disruptive technologies such as image guided and robotic assisted surgeries. Additionally, the utilisation of these technologies in conjunction with systems such as Centerline and Prolift, provide additional clinical and economic benefits such as accuracy, lower iatrogenic impact to the patient and reduced operating times,” notes Mariusz Knap, vice president of marketing and business development, Life Spine.

Bryan B Barnes (Georgia Neurological Surgery & Georgia Comprehensive Spine, Athens, Greece) notes, “Centerline and Prolift have been an outstanding complement to the utilisation of robotic technologies at ASCs. Both products are readily adaptable to minimally invasive robotic techniques that allow patients having TLIF procedures to leave the facility within hours and recover rapidly. As the demand for outpatient spine surgery increases, Life Spine has provided a commitment to the utilisation of robotic and MIS surgery.”

Prolift allows for in situ disc height restoration, for Micro-Invasive PLIF, TLIF and oblique approaches. Prolift, which incorporates the proprietary surface technology Osseo-Loc, provides the surgeon the ability to restore normal spino-pelvic parameters with multiple lordotic options, while continuing to build upon the patented micro-invasive expandable technologies at Life Spine.

The Centerline screw system features a 4.75mm diameter cobalt chrome rod developed for cortical and pedicular fixation. In conjunction with the Calypso retractor system, Centerline is designed to minimise the lateral retraction requirements, provide a unique thread profile designed for the varying bone densities of the pars, as well as a lower profile construct to minimise impact to the surrounding tissues.

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