Spine Innovation 6/13

July 01, 2013

Globus Medical – July 2013

Globus Medical is grateful to have you as a valued partner in advancing patient care for those suffering with spinal disorders. Thank you for the confidence in us to provide you with great products and service. We hope this periodic newsletter will keep you informed on our innovative product line offerings, corporate related news and impactful training opportunities available at Globus Medical.

*NEW MIS Expandable Lumbar Interbody Spacer

Globus Medical Inc. announced the launch of LATIS™, a minimally invasive (MIS) lumbar interbody fusion spacer for patients suffering from degenerative disc disease. The implant may be inserted through an MIS transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) approach and expands laterally to provide a footprint and graft volume equivalent to an anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) spacer or lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) spacer.

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Conquer the MIS Learning Curve

Globus Medical’s Skin-to-Skin® Program is designed to optimize hands-on learning. Our low faculty-to-attendee ratios and a typical 2:1 surgeon-to-cadaver training environment allow for focused skill-set enhancement. Surgeons interested in advancing their current practice are encouraged to participate.

New Website Design

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new corporate website. The site has an improved presence both for mobile and the standard web.

In addition to developing a new layout and design, we have simplified the navigation and enhanced the search capabilities. We’ve updated the home page showcasing: Product Highlights, Featured Animations,Patient Testimonials and Stock Information.

We’ve also upgraded the Product Section with two new formats to allow for quicker searches. Check out the new Interactive Spine Section where you can highlight the section of the spine and the products associated with that section will appear on the right.

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Success Stories

Dr. C performed the first LATIS™ surgery in the country on a 68 year old female presenting with Degenerative Disc Disease. Dr. C inserted, then fully expanded a 10x37x11mm, 6° LATIS™ spacer at L4-L5, providing the large 26x26mm footprint seen in the fluoroscopic images below.

Two bone funnel tubes were prepared on the back table; one with the local autograft bone, the other with autograft harvested using the RETRIEVE™ system. All bone was finely milled before packing each funnel tube. Dr. C was able to easily fill bone in and around the LATIS™ spacer.

The surgeon was pleased with the footprint size, amount of bone graft space and overall functionality the LATIS™ system provided. “That was pretty sweet!”, remarked Dr. C.

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Success Stories

Dr. G was trained at the regional training program in Washington, D.C. He is a previous ProDisc®-C user, making him a good judge for comparison. From the start of the trial step through the final positioning of the implant, it took less then 15 minutes. Dr. G commented on less fiddle factor with the instrumentation and the technique being far more streamlined, as compared to ProDisc®-C.

Figure 2: Intra-op AP and Lateral Radiographs

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Upcoming Workshops & Training

Globus Medical’s Upcoming Training Courses in 2013

Skin-to-Skin®: SI-LOK® SI Joint Fusion 07/19/13 Audubon, PA

Skin-to-Skin®: LLIF 08/02/13 Seattle, WA

Skin-to-Skin®: SI-LOK® SI Joint Fusion 08/02/13 Seattle, WA

Advanced Concepts in Adult Deformity 08/16/13 Chicago, IL