FDA clears joimax endoscopic lumbar interbody fusion system: 6 things to know

Laura Dyrda -  

Germany-based spine device company joimax received FDA clearance for the Endoscopic Lumbar Interbody Fusion, or EndoLIF On-Cage implant.

Here are six things to know:


1. The EndoLIF On-Cage consists of titanium alloy produced with Electron Beam Melt technology.


2. The cage has a porous surface with diamond cell structure for an optimal cell proliferation base and bone growth.


3. The system has two large openings that can be filled with autogenous bone to support creating a straight column for fusion.


4. Surgeons can use the inter-muscular approach like the mini transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion to access the intervertebral disc for endoscopic fusion.


5. Two German spine specialists have already performed 200 of the surgeries.


6. The EndoLIF can be used with supplemental posterior fixation, such as joimax's Percusys percutaneous pedicle screw rod.


"The access is dura and nerve-gentle, preserves the dorsal bony structures and we can avoid scar tissue because of the stepwise tissue dilation," said Dr. Bernd Illerhaus.


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