The first cases have been performed with multiple methods of in-situ expansion using Life Spine’s product range.
“Surgical intervention for the degenerative spine is a multidimensional challenge,” says Thomas Scully of Tucson, USA. “At one level, my goal was to provide the patient with restoration of significant disc height and sagittal alignment, while minimising the need for excessive boney decompression and multiple passes by important neural structures. After reviewing intra-operative images, this was accomplished with Life Spine’s ProLift lordotic system. Adjacent level pathology and patient bone quality dictated increased endplate coverage for stability and the ability to post-pack graft material to increase the chance of fusion, so TiBow was the best choice.”
The ProLift expandable posterior lumbar interbody fusion/transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion spacer system and the TiBow expandable transforaminal lumbar interbody spacer system are part of Life Spine’s Micro Invasive Expandable portfolio. ProLift and TiBow feature the company’s Osseo-Loc surface treatment technology, which is a proprietary surface treatment intended to create a unique osteophylic surface architecture for potential bone on-growth.
“Each patient is unique and their treatment should be as well,” says Mariusz Knap, vice president of Marketing for Life Spine.