Centinel Spine has introduced Midline II, its next generation STALIF family Lumbar Integrated Interbody fusion device.
Midline II provides a solution to restore sagittal balance and lordosis, simplify anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) surgery, and maximise opportunities for lumbar fusion.
One of the key Midline II design changes is the medial screw hole configuration which enables the surgeons to place the lateral screws more easily and facilitate overall fixation through the reduction in the surgical envelope. Surgeon feedback suggests that the design changes enhance the surgical technique and reduce anatomical risks involved with ALIF surgeries. The size offerings and geometric shape of the Midline II device have also been updated to facilitate ease of implantation and to better suit a varying patient population.
Michael Duffy, spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute, comments: “The enhanced screw angulation on the Midline II device addresses the challenges in placing the lateral screws. This new implant design paired with the streamlined STALIF instrumentation makes this the best system available on the market today.”
“Influenced by the success of STALIF Midline, Midline II marks the next generation of ALIF cages designed to facilitate the surgical procedure and provide better outcomes for patients”, says John J Viscogliosi, chief executive officer and president of Centinel Spine.
Midline II was presented at the 2014 North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, USA to leading spine surgeons and received positive feedback. The company intends to launch Midline II in early 2015 with extensive surgeon training.