NuVasive introduces ALIF retractor for lateral, supine approaches: 5 insights

Written by Megan Wood | April 03, 2018 | Print  |

NuVasive unveiled its Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Access.

Here are five insights.

1. The ALIF Access is NuVasive's first Maximum Access Surgery ALIF retractor platform for both lateral and supine spine surgery.

2. For the lateral approach, the system can be integrated with the NuVasive XLIF procedure to perform single-position surgery for multilevel cases.

3. Using the ALIF Access system for the supine approach delivers enhanced imaging and direct visualization of the spine as well as access from the lateral decubitus position.

4. The system features a carbon fiber frame and a customizable retractor blade size.

5. The ALIF Access is compatible with the company's anterior implant portfolio.

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