The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to the PROLIFT Expandable Interbody System of Life Spine. Accordoing to its website, Life Spine is a medical device company based in Huntley, Ill., that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders.
According to press releases, the PROLIFT system is the latest addition to the company’s platform of expandable interbody technologies. According to Life Spine, PROLIFT is an all-titanium system restores disc height, in-situ, for minimally invasive Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) and oblique approaches. Once implanted, the system can expand cephalad to caudal to accommodate disc height ranges from 8mm to 16mm for varying patient anatomy.
According to Life Spine, “When paired with the CENTERLINE™ Midline Thoracolumbar Screw System, PROLIFT creates the optimal hyper-minimally invasive solution.” “The PROLIFT Expandable Interbody System allows for simplified, contracted insertion with minimal anatomical disruption and retraction,” said Rich Mueller, Chief Operating Officer of Life Spine.
Life Spine plans to launch a limited release of the PROLIFT system in the second quarter of 2016, and full product release is expected later in the year.