NuVasive has announced that the XLIF anterior column realignment procedure was recognised by Becker’s Spine Review for its contribution to advancing spine technology and patient care.
The XLIF anterior column realignment procedure is intended for use at either one or two contiguous levels in the lumbar spine and for patients with degenerative disc disease.
According to NuVasive, the innovative system allows surgeons to treat patients with global sagittal imbalance through the anterior column using a minimally disruptive technique. The procedure was developed to decrease or eliminate the need for patients to undergo invasive posterior procedures — the previous treatment method for global sagittal imbalance.
The XLIF anterior column realignment procedure is advantageous for surgeons and patients because it focuses on improving patient outcomes through less blood loss and minimal time spent in the hospital, thus leading to fewer complications.
“I am very pleased that XLIF anterior column realignment has been recognised for advancing spine technology and patient care,” says Pat Miles, NuVasive president of Global Products and Services. “By marrying our speed of innovation with ideas from thought leaders in the surgical community, we can successfully address sagittal imbalance with a differentiated, less invasive technique. As a result, patients are benefiting from the better outcomes, unequivocally demonstrating our commitment to improve spine surgery.”