Life Spine today announced the first surgical cases of its ProLift Micro endoscopic expandable spacer system.
ProLift Micro supports a range of procedures, including endoscopic TLIF/PLIF, MIS and open. It comes in 8mm width and expands in situ from 8mm to 13mm.
The Huntley, Illinois-based company designed ProLift Micro to be deployed through a micro-invasive cannula that uses endoscopic visualization. Once inserted, the device expands in situ to restore disc height and patient alignment.
An endoscopic approach allows physicians to work through smaller channels to minimize required incisions and retractions. The endoscope associated with the device protects surrounding vascular structures and provides real-time visualization.
“The endoscopic approach of ProLift Micro allows for direct visualization at the annulus level. Placement of an interbody is facilitated and secured by the ability to look directly at the cage and achieve optimal positioning w…