Palm Beach Gardens, Florida-based Accelus designed its Toro-L biplanar expandable lateral implant for a minimal insertion profile nad maximum bone graft delivery through the inserter.
Toro-L includes a 14mm-wide insertion profile, expanding to the implant’s full width of either 21 or 24mm before further expanding to the surgeon’s desired height of up to 16mm. It will initially be offered with a 10-degree lordotic option during alpha launch with 5-degree and 15-degree lordotic options offered upon full commercial launch and has 3D-printed endplates with a roughened surface where the implant interfaces with bone due to the additive manufacturing process.
Accelus said in a news release that Toro-L also comes equipped with an inlet retractor with a feature-rich, split-tube design so the surgeon should never have to open the tube to perform the surgery. It has proprietary disc removal instrumentation along with traditional curettes, rasps, scrapers, kerrisons and pituitaries.
The company added that Toro-L gives the surgeon the ability to fully evacuate the disc space and accommodate the full-width footprint of the expanded Toro-L implant and it features an optimized post-pack graft delivery method for speed and efficiency.
“Toro-L was designed to offload the pressure on the innervated posterior psoas muscle without sacrificing footprint,” Accelus CEO and co-founder Chris Walsh said in the release. “Our design team created an implant with a massive footprint that still preserves bony, nerve and ligamentous tissue. We strongly believe Toro-L will obviate many of the clinical challenges seen at the L4-L5 levels in the current lateral market.”