NuVasive releases 1st-ever implant & instrumentation optimized for Lateral ALIF : 3 things to know

Spinal Tech

NuVasive launched its Brigade Lateral implant and instrumentation.

Here are three things to know:

1. Brigade Lateral is the first-ever implant optimized for lateral anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) spine surgery.

2. NuVasive's implant Lateral ALIF spine procedure enables surgeons access to L5 to S1 from a lateral position while retaining characteristics of traditional ALIF procedures.

3. The instrumentation is designed to offer surgeons a low-profile and reproducible insertion method to enhance the surgical workflow in the operating room. Brigade Lateral’s variety of lordotic implant options also allow surgeons to customize lordosis based on a patient’s need.

"The NuVasive Lateral ALIF procedure, coupled with the Brigade Lateral implant and instrumentation specifically designed for this approach, is a game changer for me and my patients, " said Michael Cluck, MD, surgeon at Bay Area Spine Care in San Jose, Calif. "When used with minimally invasive surgical techniques, Lateral ALIF allows surgeons to complete a standard ALIF and posterior fixation from one position for both single-level and, more importantly, multi-level lumbar spinal fusions."

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