FORTIFY I is an additional option in the Globus portfolio of expandable spacers that offers anterior column support for individual and multiple level corpectomy patients, and utilizes integrated screws, superior and inferior, that are designed to prevent dislodgement.

The spacer is available in a variety of sagittal profiles and footprints for an optimized fit, and has integrated titanium plates and screws for additional stabilization between the vertebral bodies and spacer.

Global Product Development senior vice president Andrew Iott said that the Fortify I integrated expandable corpectomy spacer and instrument system provides surgeons with an innovative device for trauma and tumor indications, that is unmatched in its scope and versatility.

"This unique expandable technology allows for fixed and variable screw fixation through the endplates in a variety of minimally invasive surgical approach options from anterior to lateral, and adds new confidence in positional stability for the surgeon," Iott added.

Fortify I Integrated Corpectomy Spacers (FORTIFY I and FORTIFY I-R) are vertebral body replacement devices intended for use in the thoracolumbar spine (T1-L-5) to replace a collapsed, damaged, or unstable vertebral body due to tumor or trauma.

These devices are intended to be used with supplemental spinal fixation systems that have been labeled for use in the thoracic and/or lumbar spine.

These spacers are designed to provide anterior spinal column support even in the absence of fusion for a prolonged period.