Spinal implants and instruments manufacturer Southern Spine has launched StabiLink MIS Spinal Fixation System.
The FDA-approved and CE-marked minimally invasive system provides spinal fixation in lumbar fusion procedures, including the treatment of degenerative disc disease, spinal tumors and trauma.
Surgeons place the implant using a All-in-One patented PG Precision Guided Inserter/Compressor and through a 2-4 cm incision in the back as well as away from the neural elements including the spinal cord and spinal nerves, claims the company.
Southern Spine CEO David Field said the StabiLink system can be used to treat various spinal conditions with much less tissue trauma than traditional spinal fixation systems.
"Patients and surgeons are demanding procedures that fill the void between non-surgical spine treatments and the more traditional, invasive spinal fusion procedures," Field added.
"The StabiLink MIS Spinal Fixation System successfully addresses this "void" in treatment options for many patients and surgeons."
The company said the anterior tray design of the implant also provides a containment area for the maximum amount of bone graft material to optimize bony fixation between the spinous process.