Audubon, Pa. (June 2, 2009) – Globus Medical, Inc., the largest privately held spinal implant manufacturer in the world, today announced the launch of the COALITION® ACDF Spacer System. COALITION® is an integrated plate and spacer system designed to provide the biomechanical strength of a traditional ACDF with less disruption of patient anatomy and preserved anatomical profile.
The COALITION® technology combines a PEEK interbody spacer with a titanium alloy plate and two titanium alloy screws. The streamlined delivery system and innovative two screw design reduces procedural steps, minimizes retraction and lags the spacer to the vertebral endplates to compressively load the fusion area.
Dr. Robert J. Banco, an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with The Boston Spine Group in Boston, Mass. said, “Unequivocally, COALITION® offers my patients the best possible solution of current cervical stand alone fusion treatments. The selection of spacer footprints and screw offerings provide unparalleled options for the varying anatomies in my patient population. I have found the innovative design minimizes intrapopulation. I have found the innovative delivery system and design minimizes intraoperative fiddle factor while saving time.”
“Providing my patients a zero-profile offering with minimized esophageal retraction while retaining the same biomechanical stability of the standard of care is extremely beneficial,” added Dr. Andrew Clavenna, an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with The Carrell Clinic in Dallas, Texas. “This allows my procedures to be less invasive and less disruptive, which may quicken recovery.”
ELITE™ (Engineering Less Invasive Technology)
The COALITION® ACDF Spacer System 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.
“Each product at Globus is designed with the intent to provide surgeons the least invasive and best possible solution they can provide their patient,” said Bill Rhoda, Director of Product Development. “COALITION® exemplifies the Globus spirit and represents a dedication to quality and timing, without sacrificing either.”