By Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed.
The spine sages at NuVasive, Inc. have drawn back the curtain on their new C360™ cervical spine portfolio, including the commercial launch of the Anterior Cervical Plating (ACP) system, featuring the thinnest plate on the market—1.6 mm!
“The unveiling of the C360 portfolio reflects NuVasive’s commitment to deliver innovative technology for the anterior and posterior cervical spine designed to improve the quality of care even in the most established area of spine,” said Massimo Calafiore, executive vice president, Global Business Units at NuVasive. “As the leader in spine technology innovation, NuVasive saw an opportunity to procedurally integrate technology to support the cervical spine—as it did in the lateral market with X360®—to optimize the surgeon experience and advance care in the operating room. The launch of C360 is key to our long-term strategy and represents a significant opportunity for growth, as cervical spine procedures comprise an approximately $2.6 billion segment of the global spine market.”
Dysphagia, malalignment and adjacent level ossification, be gone…this new system, says the company, aims to help reduce such common postoperative complications by enabling surgeons to provide tailored treatment.
· Three plate profiles, including the thinnest plate on the market for one and two levels, with optimized plate stiffness for each surgical level to support construct stability;
· A wide array of implant length options to match a variety of patient anatomies and to facilitate maximizing the distance from the adjacent levels; and
· A range of advanced screw offerings with integrated locking covers to enable better screw placement and locking accuracy.
Also debuting in the C360 portfolio is Reline® Cervical, a posterior fixation system (to be commercially available in 2021). As indicated by the company, “The portfolio further integrates with best-in-class access instrumentation, implants, enabling technologies and biologic materials into a procedural solution.”
“NuVasive has created the single best anterior cervical system on the market with a comprehensive portfolio that allows surgeons to address different pathological needs,” said Todd Albert, surgeon-in-chief emeritus at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, New York. “Key to this portfolio are the various anterior cervical plate profiles and sizes, that combined with the variety of interbodies, allows surgeons to customize their treatment to meet the needs of patients.”
Massimo Calafiore told OSN, “NuVasive, alongside a team of world-renowned design surgeons, saw an opportunity to overcome challenges in the cervical spine market and enable surgeons to customize treatment to patient needs, versus the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. Together they assessed the challenges of cervical spine surgery, accounting for the nuances involved with ACDFs, and began developing an anterior cervical plating system that gives surgeons an array of implant options to address a wide variety of patient pathologies. The system consists of three plate profiles, including the thinnest plate on the market, designed to provide a profile and contour to help reduce dysphagia in one-to-two-level spine surgery.”