The Niagara lateral access system is designed to allow surgeons control through precision, visibility and flexibility with an array of instruments designed for all types of lateral lumbar fusion surgery, according to a news release.
It includes PEEK-infused carbon fiber and integrated illumination to enhance visibility intraoperatively, reducing the need for image-driven adjustments, Stryker said. The material was engineered to combine the visibility of carbon fiber with the strength and firmness of steel.
The Niagara lateral access system, which has been used in the completion of 600 surgeries so far, joins Stryker’s Cascadia lateral 3D interbody system, the Aleutian lateral interbody system, the Cayman united plate system and the Ravine lateral access system in the company’s lateral portfolio.
“Niagara reiterates our mission – together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better – which has held strong throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” Stryker spine division president Eric Major said in the release. “Designed in collaboration with leading surgeons specializing in lateral lumbar interbody fusion, Niagara represents a key addition to our minimally invasive lateral portfolio to help ensure that surgeons have the most advanced tools they need to meet a wide variety of operative needs.”