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Exactech unveils new PEEK spacer system Octane Elevate

US-based Exactech spine division has introduced a new Poly Ether Ether Ketone (PEEK) spacer system, Octane Elevate, for lumber interbody fusion procedures.

Developed in collaboration with Dr Charley Gordon, Exactech’s Octane Elevate provides a wide range of interbody options accommodating various anatomical conditions and pathologies.

Dr Gordon said: "I have been very pleased with my clinical results using the Octane Elevate cage. This device is unique in that it is radiolucent and allows a surgeon to place a right sized implant into the intradiscal space from a posterior approach."

The new self-distracting lumbar fusion device will allow surgeons to restore disc height while addressing various anatomical conditions and degrees of degeneration.

Octane Elevate has been developed to reduce incidence of vertebrae and nerve damage and implant with less force, said Exactech.

The design and instrumentation of Octane Elevate helps surgeons to backfill the interbody spacer with autogenous bone graft, which is designed to aid in fusion.

It is available in multiple footprint options and heights with 1mm increments.

Exactech spine and biologics general manager and senior vice-president Bruce Thompson said: "Exactech is focused on developing solutions to make spine surgery less invasive and less traumatic for the patient, and to provide the surgeon with tools that create the opportunity for better and repeatable results."