The system has been developed to improve patient mobility and reduce dependence on pain relief medications contrast with percutaneous approaches that can create surgical trauma by puncturing muscle.

According to the company, the system helps surgeons to address all of the pathology with decompression from a unilateral approach and a contralateral distraction of the spine through contralateral sleeves.

The MD-Max ULIF’s retractor design allows bi-lateral distraction of the disc space to open up both neuroforamen symmetrically.

Precision Spine’s MD-Max features Extended Tab SureLOK C Screw System, which improves access and facilitates easier rod insertion.

Precision Spine president Rich Dickerson said: "The MD-Max ULIF System represents a significant addition to the Precision Spine thoracolumbar product portfolio and reflects our company’s commitment to bringing surgeons highly versatile, efficient and cost-effective advancements that successfully address needs across a wide spectrum of spine pathologies."