The XLIF Decade plate is the company’s latest advancement in providing surgeon customers with an option for a single-approach XLIF (extreme lumbar interbody fusion) and fixation.
“In combination with the Coroent XL-XW 26mm wide interbody implant, the XLIF Decade plate was designed to provide enhanced stabilization following XLIF surgery,” said William Smith, M.D. “In many patients, the new plate design may enable me to eliminate the need for posterior surgery, and may offer a comparable biomechanical construct. This option could significantly reduce the [operating room] time required for surgery for some patients and may allow my patients the benefit of a more rapid return to their normal activities.”
Also featured at NASS will the Bendini spinal rod bending system. The system was released domestically in August as a targeted launch. NuVasive’s ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion) ACR will launch domestically after NASS, and is hoped to provide surgeons with a less disruptive treatment for sagittal imbalance.
NuVasive employees will also be demonstrating the brand new ALIFACR procedure at their booth, the details of which the company is being tight-lipped with. NASS attendees will also be able to view NuVasive’s cervical portfolio and a variety of the company’s other technologies.
“NuVasive is changing spine surgery, and we are thrilled to demonstrate our unique products and procedurally integrated solutions to spine professionals at NASS 2013,” said Pat Miles, president of global products and services at the company. “The new products and procedures that will be featured in our booth this year are designed to improve spine patient outcomes, drive continued surgeon interest, and bolster our relevance as a key innovator in spine. The solutions will be featured in peer-to-peer presentations, providing surgeons hands-on educational experiences and opportunities to become more familiar with our latest technologies.”
Editor’s Note: NuVasive will be participating in peer-to-peer booth presentations as well as two cervical and one lumbar NASS pre-courses. Conference attendees can visit the company at booth no. 2019.