DePuy Synthes Spine launches first access system for minimally invasive posterior-lateral fusion


DePuy Synthes Spine has announced the launch of its Spotlight PL Access System—the first access system designed specifically for minimally invasive posterior-lateral fusion

The announcement was made at the NASS 27th annual meeting. According to a company press release, the Spotlight PL Access system includes a comprehensive set of retractors of various lengths with integrated fibre optic lighting and decortication instruments, all of which are designed for use with the company’s Viper 3D minimally invasive surgery correction set.

Amer Samdani, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, USA, said: “This new retractor delivers the benefits of a minimally invasive approach to posterior lateral fusion. Spotlight PL System provides excellent visibility and allows me to perform up to a four level posterior lateral fusion through only one incision.”

“The Spotlight PL Access System will enable surgeons to provide patients with a less invasive alternative to traditional surgery,” said Namal Nawana, Worldwide President, DePuy Synthes Spine. “We will continue to bring meaningful innovation to minimally invasive spine surgery with evidence-based procedural solutions that are intuitive, easy to adopt and have an ability to be integrated with proven technologies.”