The newly launched Fortify VA is an expandable corpectomy spacer designed to improve anatomical fit using an anterior cervical approach or an approach from the thoracolumbar spine, the Audobon, Penn.-based company said.
The Fortify VA provides up to 16° of angulation during expansion to self-align the variable angle endplate with the patient’s anatomy, Globus Medical said.
“Endplate selection is an important factor in restoring sagittal and coronal spinal alignment and providing construct stability. Fortify VA removes the guesswork in choosing an ideal lordotic or kyphotic implant. The ability to provide a customizable implant in fewer steps that is designed to restore height and automatically adjust the endplate to the interfacing vertebra is a significant advancement in expandable corpectomy technology,” Dr. Mike Chen of Duarte, Calif.’s City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, who recently performed the first Fortify VA procedure, said in a prepared statement.
In January, Globus Medical said that it won a coverage decision for its Secure-C cervical spine implant from health insurance giant Anthem (NYSE:ANTM).