St. Paul, Minnesota-based Spineology designed its minimally invasive system to require only one tubular retractor to seamlessly integrate endoscopes and endoscopic equipment into such procedures, with the OptiMesh multiplanar expandable implant enabling the single-tube system to employ the tubular retractor with a small diameter.
“OptiLIF Endo provides the power of direct endoscopic visualization throughout the entirety of the procedure, including disc space access, decompression, discectomy/endplate preparation and interbody placement,” Spineology Chief Commercial Officer Matt Cronin said in a news release. “Direct visualization of the neural structures increases efficiency and safety when accessing the disc space, and the robust offering of new, endoscopic-specific discectomy tools included with OptiLIF Endo facilitates efficient endplate preparation under endoscopy to optimize fusion.”
Spineology said that procedures using the OptiLIF Endo and the lone tubular retractor reduce exposure requirements compared to traditional minimally invasive surgery techniques, which may decrease collateral damage and can positive affect post-operative pain, blood loss and length of stay.
The company said the system creates seamless transitions between the endoscopic and fusion instrumentation, eliminating the need to exchange portal tubes or use multiple portal tubes during the procedure, maximizing surgical efficiency and safety.
“I want to thank the surgeon development team and our engineers for developing such an innovative procedure and set of instrumentation that seamlessly integrates two powerful technologies,” said John Booth, CEO of Spineology. “The endoscopic fusion market is gaining significant traction in the U.S. as more surgeons see the value of incorporating endoscopic technologies into their procedures. With OptiLIF Endo, we will lead that market.”