Spine Wave said today it is licensing the True Position pivoting spacer system technology from Atlas Spine.
The center pivot point technology from the newly licensed True Position spacer allows for more easy and accurate position of interbody spacers, which Spine Wave said will be useful for surgeons implanting “crescent” type devices in a posterior-approach procedure.
“The True Position pivoting spacer System provides a unique interbody delivery solution for the surgeon focused on restoring a patient’s sagittal balance. We believe that the commercially available True Position device will be a great complement to our proprietary line of expandable spacers and we are equally excited about where our R&D effort with Atlas will take this important technology,” Spine Wave CEO Mark LoGuidice said in a press release.
Spine Wave said the true position pivoting spacer system is designed so it can be implanted using minimally invasive techniques. The system includes the True Position XL system designed to provide posterior implants with an implant “footprint”.
“As a company known for innovation and responsiveness, Spine Wave is the ideal partner to lead the True Position product franchise into its next stage of rapid market acceptance and innovation,” Atlas Spine CEO Douglass Watson said in a prepared statement.
Both companies said they will continue to collaborate on the development of future products using the True Position Pivoting Spacer System tech.
“Compared to other ‘crescent’ or ‘steerable’ devices I have used, I found this device to be significantly easier to accurately and reliably position in the optimal location. Going forward it will be an important part of my armamentarium,” Dr. Dom Coric of Charlotte, N.C.’s Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates said in prepared remarks.