Medical device firm Life Spine has obtained 510(k) approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for forty transition connector implants.

The FDA approved implants include Conquest, Avatar and Nautilus Thoracolumbar Screw Systems and Solistice Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic System.

Michigan Henry Ford Macomb Hospital neurosciences medical director Vittorio Morreale said: "The addition of the various rod connectors can make revision surgery easier, safer, and quicker for both the patient and surgeon.

"This enables potential faster recovery times and as a result, decrease post-operative pain."

The implants include a variety of domino, in-line, and wedding band rod-to-rod connectors, open and closed offsets, and unique "U-shaped" connectors, which help in a rigid connection while skipping levels and mating with existing implants.

Based in Huntley of Illinois, Life Spine designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders.