Three new StabiLink Dual Lamina Implants (Southern Spine) have been released. Alan H Daniels, associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (Providence, USA) has specifically used the StabiLink Dual Lamina constructs as an adjunct to long segment, pedicle screw deformity constructs to help prevent proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) and proximal junctional failure (PJF).
Daniels has recently published a case study titled “Severe Sagittal Imbalance Correction” where he uses the StabiLink Dual Lamina Implant to create a transition zone at the upper instrumented vertebra (UIV) and UIV+1. In the case study, Daniels states, “For PJK prevention, an interlaminar flared construct (StabiLink Dual Lamina, Southern Spine, Macon, USA) was placed. This strategy may be more robust in some cases than ligamentoplasty, and is easily and rapidly applied.”
Daniels’ clinical data will be presented at the upcoming International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) conference April 3–5 in Anaheim, USA. The data highlight recent clinical outcomes utilising the StabiLink Dual Lamina Implant on 16 deformity patients for PJK prevention with follow up ranging from two months to over one year.
“We are very excited about the potential that the StabiLink Dual Lamina System can provide these extremely challenging clinical cases,” stated David C Field, CEO of Southern Spine. “We believe that the new StabiLink Thoracic sizes are an excellent choice to provide a ‘softer landing’ between the stiff pedicle screw construct and the un-instrumented spine”. Field further stated, “We have recently been issued three additional US patents, bringing our IP portfolio to 13 issued US and International Patents to protect our unique StabiLink MIS Interlaminar Spinal Fixation System.”