Spinal Elements receives FDA clearance for Lucent XP-Curved expandable TLIF device


Spinal Elements has announced that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Lucent XP-Curved expandable interbody device. Lucent XP-Curved is the third platform in the Lucent XP family of expandable devices and the fifth expandable device within Spinal Elements’ MIS Ultra suite of products and procedures. 

According to Spinal Elements, the device and its instrumentation allow for the steerable placement of the intervertebral implant followed by the expansion of the implant’s height once surgically placed. 

Matt Colman (Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA) commented, “Lucent XP-Curved contains the ideal combination of transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) device attributes. I can perform cantilever segmental correction using a more ALIF (Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion)-like footprint while taking advantage of the benefits of in-situ expandability. Additionally, the radiolucency of the PEEK and Ti-Bond construction allows me to confidently assess the healing process throughout the patient’s recovery, providing increased surface area and stability while promoting fusion.”

According to the company, the Lucent XP-Curved device will come in three lengths with multiple lordotic options of up to 15 degrees to assist surgeons in restoring normal spinal alignment and balance during open or MIS TLIF approaches. The devices comprising the Lucent XP family are made primarily of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and feature Spinal Elements’ Ti-Bond porous titanium coating. Ti-Bond is a hydrophilic porous titanium coating with nano-scale surface features that has been used in tens of thousands of Spinal Elements fusion procedures.


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