Globus Medical’s INDEPENDENCE® Spacer System: The ELITE™ ALIF Solution
Audubon, Pa. (February 26, 2009) – Globus Medical, Inc., the largest privately held spinal implant manufacturer in the world, today announced the full launch of its INDEPENDENCE® Spacer System which is designed to provide a ELITE ™ Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF).
INDEPENDENCE® integrates a stabilization plate and a PEEK interbody spacer into a preassembled, easy-to-use system that enables a less disruptive surgery than a traditional ALIF procedure. The entire procedure is streamlined by low profile instrumentation which facilitates a less invasive approach through a smaller incision.
The elimination of a traditional plate preserves the natural anatomic profile of a patient’s lumbar spine. INDEPENDENCE® also incorporates a smooth screw blocking mechanism, minimizing disruption to the anatomy surrounding the surgical site and may lessen the long term impact from surgery.
Dr. Ali Mortazavi, an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with Resurgens Orthopaedics in Atlanta, Ga. said, “INDEPENDENCE® allows me to provide a less invasive procedure to my patients and reduces long term issues with the great (blood) vessels while still allowing the advantages of a traditional ALIF procedure. I have found the instrumentation expedites the entire procedure and allows me to deliver a better overall solution for patients.”
ELITE ™ (Engineering Less Invasive Technology)
The INDEPENDENCE® Spacer is the latest addition to Globus Medical’s ELITE ™ Spine Care portfolio. ELITE ™ Spine Care is a comprehensive philosophy that integrates less invasive surgical approaches with implants, instrumentation and education designed to lessen disruption to a patient’s anatomic structures or function in order to facilitate an earlier pain-free recovery.
“Our design goal was to provide an ELITE ™ ALIF solution and deliver a simple, repeatable procedure with an implant that is anatomically matched to a broad range of patients,” said Mark Adams, Group Engineering Manager of Interbody Fusion. He continues, “The entire INDEPENDENCE® system, including the unique low profile instruments, streamlines an ALIF procedure while disrupting as little anatomy as possible.”
About Globus Medical, Inc.
Globus Medical, Inc. is the largest privately held spinal implant manufacturer in the world and is based in Audubon, PA. The company was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of spine professionals with a shared vision to create products that enable spine surgeons to promote healing in patients with spinal disorders. Additional information can be accessed at www.globusmedical.com.