New York, NY, November 25, 2014 – Centinel Spine, Inc. (Centinel Spine), the pioneer of Stand-Alone, No-Profile® fusion devices, introduced MIDLINE II™, its next generation STALIF® Family Lumbar Integrated Interbody™ fusion device.
MIDLINE II provides a solution to restore sagittal balance and lordosis, simplify Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) surgery, and maximize opportunities for lumbar fusion. MIDLINE II is the only Stand-Alone, No-Profile, Lumbar Integrated Interbody fusion device, with compressive fixation, that has been proven to be biomechanically equivalent to a 360° fusion.
One of the key MIDLINE II design changes is the medial screw hole configuration which enables the surgeons to place the lateral screws more easily and facilitate overall fixation through the reduction in the surgical envelope. Surgeon feedback suggests that the design changes enhance the surgical technique and reduce anatomical risks involved with ALIF surgeries. The size offerings and geometric shape of the MIDLINE II device have also been updated to facilitate ease of implantation and to better suit a varying patient population.
Dr. Michael Duffy, spine surgeon at Texas Back Institute, commented, “The enhanced screw angulation on the MIDLINE II device addresses the challenges in placing the lateral screws. This new implant design paired with the streamlined STALIF instrumentation makes this the best system available on the market today”.
“Influenced by the success of STALIF MIDLINE®, MIDLINE II marks the next generation of ALIF cages designed to facilitate the surgical procedure and provide better outcomes for patients”, says John J. Viscogliosi, CEO and President of Centinel Spine. “The addition of MIDLINE II to our product portfolio is another step towards fulfilling Centinel Spine’s corporate mission of becoming the leader in anterior column support.”
MIDLINE II was presented at the 2014 North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California to leading spine surgeons and received very positive feedback. The company intends to launch MIDLINE II in early 2015 with extensive surgeon training.
About Centinel Spine, Inc.
Centinel Spine, Inc. (Centinel Spine) is a privately-held spinal device company leading the development and commercialization of the No Profile Integrated Interbody fusion technologies. For more information on Centinel Spine products and technologies, please visit the Company’s web site at www.centinelspine.com.
The company began operations in August 2008, through the merger-acquisition of two pioneering medical device companies: Raymedica LLC and Surgicraft LTD. Today, Centinel Spine still embraces the pioneering culture developed at both originating companies and continues its corporate mission of becoming the leading anterior column support spine franchise, providing elegantly simple implants and instruments that are tissue-sparing and generating superior clinical outcomes.
Centinel Spine derived its name from the “Sentinel Sign” – the radiographic confirmation of a successful fusion anterior to the interbody device.
For more information, please contact:
Centinel Spine, Inc.
900 Airport Road, Suite 3B
West Chester, PA 19380