Spinal fusion device developer Wenzel Spine said today it launched the VariLift-LX system next-generation interbody stand-alone fusion device, and that the 1st implantation with the device was recently performed.
The newly released device is available in 2 lengths and 5 heights, and is fully expandable without having to disengage instrumentation during implantation, and also allows for the insertion of autograft material.
“The VariLift-LX System is ideally suited for minimally invasive lumbar fusion surgery. This provides surgeons with a method to perform TLIF procedures with a 2.5 to 3 centimeter incision utilizing a single, expandable interbody device. This is a game changer for outpatient fusion procedures. The VariLift-LX System provides spine surgeons the technology and technique to move more fusion cases to an outpatient setting. After placement of the VariLift-LX expandable device, the patient had excellent relief of the back and leg pain and was discharged later in the same day after surgery,” 1st in human implanter Dr. Adam Lewis of Mississippi’s Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic said in prepared remarks.
Austin, Texas-based Wenzel Spine said it will present the device at the upcoming American Association of Neurological Surgeons conference in Chicago next month.
“We are pleased with Dr. Lewis’ outcome and appreciate his continued support of our technology. We believe our next generation VariLift-LX System provides significant advances in our expandable stand-alone technology, and will make a significant impact to the way minimally invasive spine procedures are performed,” CEO Chad Neely said in a press release.