ALLENDALE, N.J., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stryker Corporation's Spine Division will be launching its innovative LITe® (Less Invasive Technology) TLIF Procedural Solution at booth #1405 during the North American Spine Society's Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA from November 12 – 14.
With the introduction of the LITe TLIF system, Stryker will offer one of the most comprehensive minimally invasive TLIF solutions available. This procedural solution combines several technologies including the LITe Pedicle Based Retractor, the ES2 Percutaneous Spinal System, and the AccuLIF Expandable Lumbar Interbody Fusion Technology. The LITe Pedicle Based Retractor allows for direct visualization and a less invasive working corridor, the ES2 System features an Integrated Blade Screw with built-in reduction and the AccuLIF technology is designed to help restore segmental lordosis and sagittal balance.
AccuLIF is currently the only expandable cage utilizing proprietary hydraulic pressure allowing for a 6mm starting height designed to help preserve endplate structural integrity, minimize impaction forces during insertion and help to reduce nerve root retraction.
"Stryker's LITe TLIF Procedural Solution further establishes our presence in the minimally invasive fusion market," said Spencer Stiles, President of Stryker Spine. "With recent studies1 showing that open TLIF procedures may be associated with longer hospital stays and higher rates of symptomatic adjacent segment degeneration as compared with minimally invasive fusion, we're excited to meet the needs of the growing surgeon demand for less invasive solutions."
Additional information can be found at www.litetlif.com.
1 Parker SL. Paper #152. Presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; Oct. 18-22, 2014; Boston
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