Updates Include Increased Sizing Options and MIS Instrumentation for the Zero-Profile Cervical Expandable Stand-Alone Interbody Fusion System
AUSTIN, TX September 26, 2017 – Wenzel Spine, Inc., a medical technology company focused on providing minimally invasive solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, today announced the commercial availability of the revised VariLift®-C System throughout the U.S.
VariLift-C is now available in three heights, 8mm 9mm and 10mm, allowing surgeons to implant an optimally sized device in a broader patient population. Instrumentation has been modified to reduce size and to improve usability and ergonomics.
"The new features of the VariLift-C system enhances ease of use, and reduces overall exposure and instrumentation footprint. My patients have experienced excellent symptom relief and very low complication rates. In nearly all cases, VariLift-C procedures are done as outpatient surgeries, with patients returning home same day." said Dr. Benjamin Gelber, M.D., Chairman, Division of Neurosurgery, Bryan LGH Medical Center in Lincoln, NE and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He further added "Another benefit is no separate bone graft harvest or extenders are necessary for the VariLift-C. procedure. These enhanced features contribute to a very high success rate for my patients.”
VariLift-C is indicated for use in skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the cervical spine with accompanying radicular symptoms at one disc level. VariLift-C is used to facilitate intervertebral body fusion in the cervical spine and is placed in a unilateral or a bilateral fashion via an anterior approach at the C3 to C7 disc levels using autograft bone.
VariLift-C may be used with or without supplemental fixation.
Wenzel Spine’s Cervical VariLift® Stand-Alone Expandable Interbody Fusion System and the redesigned instruments are now commercially available in the U.S.
About Wenzel Spine, Inc.
Wenzel Spine, Inc. is a medical technology company focused on providing minimally invasive solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Wenzel Spine is focused on delivering surgical solutions that improve the overall quality of spine care by simplifying procedures and reducing recovery time. Wenzel Spine seeks to improve patient quality of life by designing and producing devices of the highest quality to support our surgeon clients in the care and treatment of their patients. For more information about the company and our products, visit www.wenzelspine.com.
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