Alphatec Spine, Inc. has received 510(k) clearance for its Solus anterior lumbar fusion device. According to the company, “patented fixation technology allows for enhanced segmental stability with a simplified surgical technique, while providing for substantial spacing to add bone graft.”
From the product page:
As a pre-assembled unit, there are no screws or anchoring plates to be passed into and out of the wound area. The fixation device rotates on a central axis, which greatly reduces the required retraction of soft-tissue, further reducing potential complications. As a zero- profile construct, the resultant risk of scar tissue build up, and vascular complications are minimized. When combined with truly unique instrumentation.
•One instrument, One step
•Multiple footprints and lordotic angles accommodate surgical needs
•Counter rotating blades provide 4 points of fixation
•Sterile packaging assures product quality and provides absolute implant traceability