Stryker Spine receives FDA clearance for new lumbar plating system


Stryker Corporation’s Spine Division has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the LITe plate system, an anterior and lateral lumbar plate system. The LITe plate system will be featured at booth #443 during the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting (24–28 March, Las Vegas, USA).

Comprised of five one-level, slim lumbar plates, the LITe system features the WingSpring locking mechanism, a high degree of screw angulation, and simplified instrumentation. This product adds to Stryker Spine’s anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) portfolio, which also features Aero-AL and the LITe anterior retractor. Stryker says that Aero-AL is currently the only in-line anchor-based ALIF device that compresses across the interbody.

“Our growing platform of ALIF products is the result of our strategic focus to add value to our procedural solutions,” said John Mayor, vice president marketing, Stryker Spine. “The addition of the LITe plate system introduces a critical fixation component to our ALIF portfolio. We will continue to leverage our innovative approach to develop differentiated products within the ALIF space for surgeons and their patients.”