JUPITER, Fla., Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical device company Atlas Spine, Inc. today announced the alpha launch of its True Position® XL TLIF system. Supported by the advanced TruLIF™ technique, this innovative family of True Position® XL implants ranging from 36mm to 51mm in length, far exceeds current TLIF offerings and provides implants comparable to ALIF/Lateral footprints using a posterior approach. Utilizing the TruLIF™ technique, surgeons and patients benefit from direct decompression, reduced cost and a minimally invasive, single incision without sacrificing implant footprint or bone graft volume.
"Surgeons finally have an L5/S1 posterior solution where lateral approaches are not an option," states Matt Baynham, Atlas CTO. "True Position's center pivot technology achieves what no other TLIF device on the market can do. This marks the next evolution along the True Position® development continuum."
Atlas Spine developed True Position® XL in response to surgeon demands for a technology with the capability to insert significantly larger implants from a posterior approach. Leveraging the design and intraoperative success of the original True Position implant, True Position® XL utilizes the patented center pivot design providing the necessary mechanical advantage for rotation, and allows surgeons to achieve optimal placement while utilizing a true MIS approach. The TruLIF™ technique provides surgeons a preoperative plan and unique disc prep instrumentation to maximize the implant footprint while minimizing patient risk. Please see www.atlasspine.com/products_trueposition.htm
The first XL surgical case was completed September 9, 2015 by John Shiau MD, neurological spine surgeon at Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY, using a 22mm MIS portal. "Nothing on the market compares to the True Position® XL footprint from a posterior approach. This should make surgeons rethink when to choose an anterior or lateral implant," said Shiau. For more information please email [email protected].
According to Spinecenter.com, approximately 85% of people in the Western World suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives, and an estimated 8-10 million people are permanently disabled due to chronic back pain. Atlas Spine is changing the way we look at this debilitating condition by partnering with leading orthopedic surgeons to develop and patent first-to-market implants and technologies. These advances increase the number of successful outcomes while decreasing cost and recovery time in spinal fusion surgeries nationwide.
Atlas Spine, Inc. is a medical device company focused on designing, developing and launching innovative spine and minimally invasive spine technologies and techniques used by spine surgeons to treat a variety pathologies. With 27 new product systems currently in the development pipeline supported by 28 issued patents and 21 patents-pending, Atlas Spine is at the forefront of spinal technology advancement.
More information about Atlas Spine is available at www.atlasspine.com.
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