Life SpineLife Spine announced that it received FDA clearance to market its ProLift micro expandable spacer system for supporting micro-invasive procedures.

Huntley, Illinois-based Life Spine designed its ProLift micro to support procedures ranging from endoscopic TLIFs to MIS TLIFs/PLIFs. The platform includes an 8mm width, self-locking expansion at any height (between 8mm and 16mm) to suit the patient’s individual pathology and anatomical conditions and is available in a range of sizes and footprints.

The ProLift micro features Life Spine’s Osseo-Loc surface technology and intuitive instrumentation to help protect neural anatomy. According to a news release, the company anticipates augmented reality-assisted fusions to come with the platform next year.

Life Spine said that ProLift represents its 14th expandable interbody device, helping the company expand what it says is one of the largest and most innovative portfolios within the spine fusion market.

“ProLift micro is designed for a fully percutaneous fusion via an endoscopic approach,” Life Spine COO Rich Mueller said in the release. “The procedure, which is being developed for next year, consists of fully integrated augmented reality (AR) and 3D imaging. The AR vision system allows the surgeon to view live endoscopic 3D video, interactive product images and pre-op/real time radiographs.”