AUDUBON, Pa., Oct. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, today announced the introduction of the INDEPENDENCE MIS™ System, an integrated ALIF plate-spacer system designed to simplify implantation and fixation of a commonly challenging procedure.
The INDEPENDENCE MIS™ system features advanced instruments that deploy three pre-loaded anchors through a small protected corridor no larger than the implant itself. Most integrated ALIF systems either use screws, which tend to require a much larger access to insert due to their orientation, or wide blades impacted into the bone that can be hard to retrieve. INDEPENDENCE MIS™ streamlines the anterior procedure into three simple steps: inserting the implant, deploying the anchors, and locking the anchors.
“This device is a game-changer,” commented Andrew Iott, Senior Vice President of Product Development. “It builds on the philosophy and success of the INDEPENDENCE® system by delivering a swift, streamlined procedure that enables surgeons to perform an ALIF in fewer steps while preserving the versatility to use screws. INDEPENDENCE MIS™ is another proud addition to our innovative suite of MIS products.”
INDEPENDENCE® (including INDEPENDENCE MIS™, INDEPENDENCE® TPS, and INDEPENDENCE MIS™ TPS) Spacers are interbody fusion devices intended for use in patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one or two contiguous levels of the lumbosacral spine (L2-S1). DDD is defined as discogenic back pain with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies. These patients should be skeletally mature and have had at least six (6) months of non-operative treatment. In addition, these patients may have up to Grade 1 spondylolisthesis or retrolisthesis at the involved level(s). INDEPENDENCE® Spacers are to be filled with autograft bone and/or allogenic bone graft composed of cancellous and/or corticocancellous bone.
The INDEPENDENCE® Spacer is a stand-alone interbody fusion device intended to be used with three titanium alloy screws which accompany the implant. The INDEPENDENCE MIS™ Spacer is an interbody fusion device to be used with three titanium alloy screws or anchors which accompany the implants. When used with screws, the INDEPENDENCE MIS™ Spacer is a stand-alone interbody fusion device. When used with anchors, the INDEPENDENCE MIS™ Spacer is intended for use with supplemental fixation (e.g. facet screws or posterior fixation). Hyperlordotic implants (≥25° lordosis) are intended for use with supplemental fixation (e.g. facet screws or posterior fixation).
About Globus Medical, Inc.
Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal implant company based in Audubon, PA. The company was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of professionals with a shared vision to create products that enable surgeons to promote healing in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Additional information can be accessed at http://www.globusmedical.com.
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