From a new intervertebral cage to a new sacroiliac joint fusion device, spinal technology has evolved rapidly in the last year. Here are 16 spinal technology developments from 2022:
1. Jeffrey Carlson, MD, performed the first case with his self-designed Align Peek TLIF and PLIF intervertebral cage.
2. Spinal Stabilization Technologies began clinical trials with its PerQdisc nucleus replacement device.
3. Mark Stouffer, MD, completed the first case using the Catamaran sacroiliac joint fusion system.
4. Centinel Spine's Prodisc C SK was used in its first commercial case.
5. Eminent Spine received FDA 510(k) clearance for its anterior lumbar interbody fusion system.
6. NuVasive launched a device for minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions and decompression.
7. SeaSpine launched a screw delivery system for pedicle screw fixation.
8. DePuy Synthes earned FDA 510(k) clearance for a new minimally invasive spine platform.
9. Ulrich Medical earned FDA 510(k) clearance for its 3D-printed cervical interbody device.
10. Carlsmed enrolled patients in a clinical trial evaluating aprevo personalized spine surgery.
11. Ivan LaMotta, MD, performed the first procedure using Medacta's MySpine Anchor.
12. Life Spine's Ghost spacer system received FDA 510(k) clearance.
13. Aurora Spine earned FDA 510(k) clearance for its sacroiliac joint fixation system.
14. Stryker launched its Monterey AL Interbody System for anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
15. NuVasive's Reline Cervical fixation system for posterior cervical fusion was launched.
16. Stryker launched its Q Guidance system for spine surgery.