Integra LifeSciences has launched Integra Vu aPOD Prime intervertebral body fusion device (IBD) for anterior lumbar fusion (ALIF) procedures.
The Integra Vu aPOD Prime IBD features the benefit of a zero-profile design by utilizing two screws to help secure the IBD in its functional position and eliminating the need for supplemental fixation implants.
IBDs are hollow spinal implants which are designed to provide stability for spinal fusion after a diseased lumbar disc is surgically removed as well as to restore physiological disc height and allow fusion between vertebral bodies.
Scripps Clinic design surgeon James Bruffey said the Vu aPOD Prime device’s more rounded edge appears to reduce post-operative implant settling into the vertebral endplates.
The company said Integra Vu aPOD Prime IBD has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration.