Globus Medical, a musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, has announced the availability of its Monument anterior lumbar interbody fusion device with a built-in mechanical feature designed to aid in spondylolisthesis reduction.
The Monument anterior spondylolisthesis reduction system has a self-locking and threaded translational feature that can be engaged to reduce the implant up to 8mm in situ. The screws are designed for optimal cortical purchase.
Intended for use with supplemental fixation, the Monument Spacer is available in various sizes, heights and sagittal angles to accommodate the lumbar and sacral spine, including L5-S1.
Globus Medical product development senior vice president Andrew Iott said that Monument, with its threaded translational reduction feature, is designed to be more efficient for the surgeon by incorporating mechanized implant reduction with an integrated plate-spacer.
"Alternative procedures require additional steps in treating this challenging condition. Our new system includes all the benefits typical of an anterior lumbar interbody spacer with a large stabilizing surface area and large graft window to optimize fusion," Iott added.
Peachtree Neurosurgery neurosurgeon Dr Christopher Tomaras said that the implant’s translational reduction feature performs exceptionally well.
"Monument offers the benefits of an integrated ALIF system and simple, intuitive instruments combined with in-situ implant reduction, making it an attractive surgical solution for patients with spondylolisthesis," Dr Tomaras added.
Image: Monument Anterior Spondylolisthesis Reduction System. Photo: Courtesy of Globus Medical.