Life Spine has announced the initial surgeries using the Centerline modular thoracolumbar spinal system.
The Centerline modular thoracolumbar spinal system features low profile 4.75mm cobalt chrome rods designed to minimise impact to surrounding anatomy. The screw design offers a cortical cancellous thread geometry that can be utilised in both a traditional pedicular approach or cortical trajectory, depending on patient pathology, Life Spine said in a press release.
The system is currently available in a limited release with a full launch planned for early 2020.
“In my practice, I prefer to employ a midline cortical trajectory for my PLIF procedures, because while offering increased biomechanical stability, the procedure typically also results in less tissue retraction and reduced trauma for my patients compared to traditional open PLIF procedures,” said John Czerwein Jr (University Orthopaedics, Rhode Island, USA). “Additionally, the modularity of the new Centerline system allows for direct visualisation of anatomical structures during the decompression before attaching the low-profile tulip heads.”