Nexus Spine has announced the beta launch of its Stable-C cervical interbody fusion implants featuring integrated anchoring blades.
The limited release adds to the company’s growing line of Tranquil interbody offerings, which currently includes anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), steerable TLIF, direct lateral interbody fusion (DLIF), and standard cervical configurations.
Tranquil is made of titanium that is engineered using proprietary compliant mechanism principles to match the stiffness of spinal trabecular bone in an effort to encourage rapid stability while minimising the potential for subsidence.
The first beta surgery was performed by Kirk Clifford (Community Hospital, Grand Junction, USA). “Stable-C is an incredibly elegant system,” said Clifford. “The integrated anchoring blades were easily deployed in one step by simply rotating an instrument that attaches to the inserter. I found it to be a big improvement over standard systems that use separate fixating components that add time and fiddle factor to my surgeries.
“I have been using various configurations of the Tranquil product line for quite some time and have experienced excellent results. My patients report early postoperative clinical improvement with radiographs that demonstrate rapid Tranquil integration and dynamic stability. I am excited to add Stable-C into my practice.”
Stable-C was designed by Jeffrey Hoskins, of the Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton (Dayton, USA) with the aim of combining intraoperative ease of use with robust fixation.
“I believe we accomplished our goals with the recent tweaks we have made to the system,” said Hoskins. “The anchoring and deployment design features are a perfect complement to the inherent advantages of the Tranquil matrix. I expect my Stable-C patients to do extremely well.”