Vertebral Technologies has announced the successful outcome of the first lumbar fusion procedure in Mexico using the Interfuse laterally expandable device.
Since September 2016, the company has partnered with Mexico-based medical product company BioMedical Technologies to bring their products to the Mexican market.
Neurosurgeon José Antonio Pedrero Gil at the Hospital AIR in Villahermosa, Mexico performed the procedure on a 38-year old female patient with grade two spondylolisthesis. According to a company release, at three months, the patient is completely pain-free and walking normally.
The Interfuse is designed to allow surgeons to implant a large footprint device through a minimally-invasive posterior to transforaminal with an angled approach of 0-35 degrees. The modularity of the implant is designed to allow it to be anatomically customised to the patient’s disc space. Pedrero states, “The InterFuse device appeals to me because it [is] easy to use, and the large footprint ensures fusion and also eliminates the risk of retropulsion.”