Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) this week announced that it has launched three new devices for its minimally invasive spinal technologies ecosystem.
The Fridley, Minnesota-based company launched its Catalyft PL and PL40 for the Catalyft expandable interbody system. Medtronic designed it for anterior rim engagement with a beveled tip for ease of insertion, integration with StealthStation Navigation, simplified bone graft delivery and active expansion at a precise angle and lift for minimally invasive sagittal alignment.
The company also launched its Space-D access system that enables pedicle-screw-based distraction, retraction and compression. It is compatible with Medtronic’s other screw system, the CD Horizon Solera Voyager.
The third launch is the Accelerate graft delivery system with Grafton DBF, joining Medtronic’s minimally invasive product line. The company said it allows for more controlled and efficient delivery of graft material into the disc space or other locations, and enables the placement of more bone grafts for fusion.
“At Medtronic, we continue to raise the bar in minimally invasive spine surgery through our commitment to driving innovation and expanding our MIS capabilities,” said Carlton Weatherby, vice president and general manager of spine and biologics in Medtronic’s Cranial and Spinal Technologies business, in a news release. “Our seamless integration of implants, instrumentation, and enabling technologies into a single ecosystem is helping surgeons remove variability in the surgical procedure, streamline and personalize care, and enable better patient outcomes.”