Spine Wave said today it completed an initial limited market release of its Leva AF interbody device for anterior lumbar interbody fusion procedures.
The Shelton, Conn.-based company said that the Leva AF device features all-titanium construction and includes modular anterior plates and a selection of bone screws for integrated and standalone vertebral body fixation. The device also offers a large graft chamber for copious grafting with complete graft-to-endplate contact with the device.
“The Leva AF interbody device is a very appealing new alternative for me in my practice. The device’s all titanium construction, very generous graft chambers, pre- and post-placement grafting capabilities and modular fixation components make it a unique and very versatile tool for my ALIF procedures, whether done with an anterior only or combined anterior and posterior approach,” Dr. Matthew Hazzard of Atlanta’s Longstreet Clinic said in a prepared statement.
Spine Wave said that its novel expandable option of the interbody device , the Leva AX, is also in a limited release. A full release of the Leva AF interbody device is slated for September, the company said.
“As recently as 2 years ago, many surgeons and distributors associated Spine Wave exclusively with the Staxx XD expandable device. With the introduction of the Leva AF and AX interbody devices, Spine Wave now offers what is arguably the broadest range of novel and expandable interbody devices on the market. In addition to what is now a comprehensive lumbar portfolio, by the end of 2017 we expect to have launched 2 important new cervical technologies that will complete our transformation to a full line company and set the stage for a very exciting 2018,” CEO Mark LoGuidice said in a press release.
Last August, Spine Wave said it launched its Velocity L expandable interbody device and XLR II lateral access system, both of which are designed for lateral surgical approaches for spinal procedures.