SpineFrontier, Inc. Launches the E-LIFT Extraforaminal Lateral Interbody Fusion Technology System at NASS 2011
SpineFrontier, Inc. Launches the E-LIFT Extraforaminal Lateral Interbody Fusion Technology System at NASS 2011 with the support of Surgeon Inventor Dr. Kingsley R. Chin
Beverly, MA – March 8, 2012 – SpineFrontier, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing less exposure surgery (LES) technologies, announced today the product launch of the E-LIFT Extraforaminal Lateral Interbody System. The system was launched at NASS 2011 with the support of Surgeon Inventor Kingsley R. Chin, M.D.
“The E-LIFT System is based on the principle of sequentially distracting the intervertebral space for adequate foraminal decompression and restoring disc height versus using an expandable cage. The surgeon can then use standard discectomy instruments to aggressively remove disc material and prepare the endplate for oblique-lateral interbody fusion in a prone position,” said Dr. Chin.
The E-LIFT Extraforaminal Lateral Interbody System is a Less Exposure Endoscopic Surgery (LEES) technology from SpineFrontier, Inc. that adheres to the LES philosophy for spinal fusion. E-LIFT is designed for the goal of spinal stabilization, while minimizing incision size, preserving the facets, and retaining the normal anatomy.
“Current endoscopic discectomy techniques have proven to be a great springboard for the latest less exposure endoscopic surgery (LEES) technologies,” said Dr. Chin. “Through an extraforaminal approach, we can simultaneously achieve interbody fusion and endoscopic discectomy and preserve the facets, consistent with our LES Philosophy.”
Dr. Chin is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and trained at the Harvard Hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is a board certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon who completed a fellowship specializing in spinal surgery at Case Western Reserve University under the mentorship of Henry H. Bohlman, M.D. Dr. Chin has published extensively, holds multiple patents, edited textbooks, lectured worldwide on spine surgery, and was an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Spine Surgery at University of Pennsylvania Medical School from 2003 to 2007. He founded and currently runs the Institute for Modern and Innovative Surgery in South Florida.
About the E-LIFT System
E-LIFT is a spinal intervertebral body fusion device intended for intervertebral body fusion of the spine of skeletally mature patients, using autogenous bone graft to facilitate fusion. The device is indicated for use in patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one or two contiguous spinal levels from L2-S1. These DDD patients may also have up to Grade I spondylolisthesis or retrolisthesis at the involved level(s). The SpineFrontier E-LIFT Intervertebral Body Fusion Device is intended to be used with supplemental spinal fixation system(s) cleared for use in the lumbar spine (example: Facet Screw Fixation).
“The E-LIFT system provides surgeons the unique benefits of an effective discectomy and safe interbody delivery without impact to the anatomy,” said SpineFrontier’s E-LIFT Product Manager Vito Lore.
SpineFrontier Inc. is a growing medical device company that designs, develops and markets implants and instruments used in spine surgery. The SpineFrontier team is focused on developing innovative technologies and techniques for spinal surgery based on the Less Exposure Surgery (LES) philosophy. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Beverly, MA.
About Less Exposure Surgery (LES)
“The Less Exposure Surgery philosophy is to use proportionate exposure for maximal effectiveness, to preserve the anatomy, diminish blood loss, surgical time, and exposure to radiation,” said LES Society Course Chairman and Spine Surgeon Kingsley R. Chin, M.D.