Integra LifeSciences has reported the first implantation of its Integra laminoplasty system, in the US. The system, which is used to treat patients with ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament, cervical myelopathy and degenerative spinal canal stenosis, was implanted by Dr Douglas Orndorff, orthopedic spine surgeon at the Mercy Medical Center in Durango, Colorado.

Dr Orndorff said the company’s Laminoplasty system provides surgeons with a versatile solution for treatment of central canal stenosis.

"The patient presented with progressive cervical myelopathy, had lordotic cervical alignment, and no neck pain. She was the ideal candidate for this laminoplasty procedure," Dr Orndorff added.

The laminoplasty system is designed for use after open-door laminoplasty procedures in the cervical and thoracic spine (C3-T3).

The Integra laminoplasty system incorporates several plate and screw options, enabling surgeons to treat varying patient anatomies.

The user-friendly system includes multiple plate insertion and drill guide options, and a new retentive screw driver, ensuring a seamless approach to laminoplasty procedures.

Integra LifeSciences president-spine Brian Larkin said, "The Integra Laminoplasty system complements and expands its posterior cervical portfolio and offers surgeons an anatomic solution for laminoplasty procedures."