The Durango system is intended to treat degenerative disc disease at one or two levels from L2 to S1 through anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), and has been approved as a stand-alone implant when used with all four fixation screws.

The system offers multiple plate options, including a full plate, a zero-profile plate, and a half plate with 15 degree angled screws for more challenging anatomies.

By combining a PEEK OPTIMA LT1 large footprint interbody spacer, a titanium anterior plate and four fixation screws, the Durango system improves stability and promoting fusion.

Durango system also includes a full set of specialized instrumentation and a one-step cover plate with a secure, center set screw to prevent screw back-out.

Barrow Neurosurgical Associates in Phoenix neurosurgeon Randall Porter said the thoughtful design of the Durango system, with its variety of plates and screw angles, is significant in that it allows for a unique, tailored approach to ALIF based on the affected vertebral level and patient’s anatomy.

"The new half plate option with its reduced screw angle is especially advantageous for difficult cases in the L5 to S1 region of the spine," Porter said.