Medical technology firm Stryker has received 510(k) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its LITe Plate System, an anterior and lateral lumbar plating system.
Featuring WingSpring locking mechanism, the new system includes five one-level and slim lumbar plates.
Stryker Spine marketing vice-president John Mayor said: ""Our growing platform of ALIF products is the result of our strategic focus to add value to our procedural solutions.
"The addition of the LITe Plate System introduces a critical fixation component to our ALIF portfolio. We will continue to leverage our innovative approach to develop differentiated products within the ALIF space for surgeons and their patients."
The LITe Plate System will be exhibited at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, US, which is being held from 24 to 28 March.
The company will also introduce the new Tempus anterior cervical plating system at the event.
The new plating system features secondary locking mechanism that provides visual and tactile confirmation, large graft windows and a low 2.2mm profile design. It is available in one to five level plating options with fixed and variable self-drilling and self-tapping screws.