First clinical use of SENTRY 2 lateral plating system announced by Life Spine


Life Spine, a privately held medical device company based in Huntley, Illinois, has announced the first clinical use of SENTRY 2 lateral plating system, by Tien Le (NeuroSpine Center, Tampa, USA).

The SENTRY 2 lateral plating system, along with the SENTRY 4 lateral plating system, allows the surgeon to perform a complete stabilisation and fixation procedure while the patient is in the lateral decubitus position. According to Life Spine, this single approach concept negates the time and cost usually associated with the need for patient repositioning for posterior fixation, while providing ample stability. The company also highlights the narrow profile of SENTRY 2, claiming this enables the surgeon to minimise retraction and trauma to the psoas and lumbar plexus, as well as providing a surgical solution when exposure is limited by the iliac crest or ribs.

Le states, “The SENTRY 2 lateral plating system provided me great stability in a challenging revision procedure, minimising the cost, time and impact to the patient due to repositioning for posterior fixation, as well as the challenges associated with revision of a previous posterior fusion.”

“Single approach surgery with SENTRY 2 provides a true medical economic advantage, as well as reducing risks associated with patient repositioning and preparation. In my hands, the system provided the stability and security required for a minimally invasive lateral procedure. SENTRY 2 has a variety of plate and screw configurations to accommodate even the most challenging patient anatomies.”

SENTRY 2 lateral plating system joins Life Spine’s existing lateral procedural offering, which consists of PLATEAU-X lateral spacer system, LONGBOW expandable spacer system, CENTRIC expandable retractor system, as well as the graft delivery system OSTEO-LINE.


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