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Centinel Spine in the News: Dr. Joshua Rovner Reaches Milestone 500th Case at New Englewood Cliffs Surgery Center

“The STALIF family of devices is proven to enhance fusion rates for my patients across one & multiple levels, while also allowing them to return sooner to their daily activities.”

– Dr. Joshua Rovner (from the article)

Source: Blog

Dr. Joshua Rovner, a Board Certified Orthopedic & Spine Surgeon with Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics, recently completed his 500th implantation using Centinel Spine’s STALIF C Stand-Alone Cervical Fusion family of devices. Starting in 2014 with the original STALIF C device, he recently reached this milestone at the new Progressive Surgical Center in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey with STALIF C FLX, the latest in 3D Printed technology.

Traditional treatment options for patients have typically included anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery with a plate and cage, performed to relieve the symptoms associated with cervical disc disease. As medical technology continues to evolve, Rovner has trusted the proven STALIF design with its advanced material options.

“The stand-alone anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) approach enables me to avoid placing a plate on the front of my patient’s spine, resulting in a proven 40% reduction in surgical time1 with a smaller incision and reduced risk of sustained long-term or later presenting dysphagia1,2,” stated Rovner. “The STALIF family of devices is proven to enhance fusion rates for my patients across one & multiple levels3,4,5, while also allowing them to return sooner to their daily activities.”



  1. Smucker JD et al.; Comparison of Long-Term Differences in Dysphagia: Cervical Arthroplasty and Anterior Cervical Fusion. Clinical Spine Surgery, 2016.; dio:10.1097/BSD.0000000000000401
  2. Alimi M. et al.; Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF): Comparison Between Zero Profile Implants and Anterior Cervical Plate and Spacer. Cureus, 2016; doi:10.7759/cureus.573
  3. Elshihabi, Said; A Retrospective Clinical and Fusion Analysis of the Device with Stem-Cell Derivative Bone Graft Material. March 2015.
  4. Lane PD, Cox JL, Gaskins RB, Santoni BG, Billys JB, Castellvi AE; Early Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes Study Evaluating an Integrated Screw and Interbody Spacer for One- and Two-Level ACDF. Int J Spine Surg, 2015 Jul; 9 (39).
  5. Vokshoor AM, Chan KL; Retrospective Clinical Outcome Study Evaluating the Efficacy of the Stand-Alone Cervical Device in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. April 2015.

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