After an initial launch in the USA, NuVasive has announced, the MAS (maximum access surgery) PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion) procedure has been launched on to Australia, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and the UK markets.
According to a company press release, the minimally disruptive procedure was uniquely developed by surgeon design and product development teams to cohesively output the access, fixation, interbody, graft delivery, and neuromonitoring components specific to the procedure.
It is designed to eliminate the need to retract back muscles as wide laterally as a traditional, or “open”, PLIF; therefore, it requires a smaller incision. By minimising the amount of muscle disruption, the procedure is intended to help reduce postoperative approach-related muscle pain and to enable a faster recovery for the patient.
Nitin Khanna said: “MAS PLIF is a unique procedure that offers truly reproducible results that embrace traditional surgical principles. The beauty is in the simplicity of the system, which all surgeons can implement in their practice.”