Spineology launches fully endoscopic, single-tubular retractor fusion system

OptiLIF Endo, featuring the OptiMesh multiplanar expandable interbody fusion system (Spineology)

Spineology has announced the limited launch of OptiLIF Endo—an ultra-minimally invasive system that requires just one tubular retractor to integrate endoscopes and endoscopic equipment into lumbar interbody fusion procedures.

The OptiMesh multiplanar expandable implant enables this single tube system to employ the smallest diameter tubular retractor of any fusion system on the market, say the company.

“OptiLIF Endo provides the power of direct endoscopic visualisation throughout the entirety of the procedure, including disc space access, decompression, discectomy/endplate preparation and interbody placement,” said Matt Cronin, chief commercial officer of Spineology. “Direct visualisation of the neural structures increases efficiency and safety when accessing the disc space, and the robust offering of new, endoscopic-specific discectomy tools included with OptiLIF Endo facilitates efficient endplate preparation under endoscopy to optimise fusion.”

John Booth, CEO of Spineology, added: “I want to thank the surgeon development team and our engineers for developing such an innovative procedure and set of instrumentation that seamlessly integrates two powerful technologies.

“The endoscopic fusion market is gaining significant traction in the USA as more surgeons see the value of incorporating endoscopic technologies into their procedures. With OptiLIF Endo, we will lead that market.”


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