Life Spine announced today that it received FDA marketing clearance for its ProLift lateral HELO fixation system.
Huntley, Ill.-based Life Spine touts the ProLift lateral HELO fixation system, an expendable lateral spacer with an integrated plating system designed for the restoration of disc height while providing additional lateral stabilization, as capable of saving time and money and accelerating recovery, according to a news release.
The system is intended for lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) and the anterior-to-psoas (ATP) approach, the latter of which avoids the psoas muscle to potentially eliminate nerve complications associated with the direct lateral technique.
ProLift lateral HELO offers capabilities in cases requiring maximum segmental lordosis, as the system has unique expansion capabilities that allow for in situ lordotic adjustments anywhere from 5˚ up to 20˚ with a corresponding height range of up to 8 mm of disc height restoration.
“The ProLift lateral HELO fixation system marries together our expandable technology with an integrated fixation plate,” Life Spine SVP of sales & marketing Mariusz Knap said in the release. “The system was designed to reduce procedural time while providing a solution for cases that require sagittal balance and lordosis correction. Because of HELO’s unique design and our full lateral portfolio, we’re helping physicians migrate procedures into an ASC [ambulatory surgery center], potentially allowing patients a shorter procedure and a faster recovery.”