SeaSpine commenced limited commercial launch of the Explorer™ TO System. This is the company's first new expandable spinal interbody offering since launch of the Skipjack in 2017. Explorer TO offers both parallel and lordotic expansion options to fit patient anatomy, as well as surgeon preference. One instrumentation system suits both styles of implants.
The implant provides a low-profile design for insertion, achieving up to 16mm in height for parallel (from 7mm) and lordotic (from 10mm) options. Both implants connect to the same inserter, allowing spine surgeons to efficiently address varying anatomies as well as sagittal alignment goals. There is no need to change instrumentation or technique.
“Explorer TO gives us a new product offering in a market segment in which we previously did not meaningfully compete,” said Dennis Cirino, Senior Vice President, Global Spinal Systems. “Its thoughtful design is intended to improve surgical outcomes and capture economic efficiencies, with instrumentation that works across both parallel and lordotic cage options and implants designed with open channels to allow for reliable bone graft delivery post-implantation."
Cirino continued, "The implant’s bulleted nose allows for a small footprint to access narrow anatomy, which then expands to meet the decompression and grafting goals for the multitude of anatomical challenges facing surgeons. The benefit of gaining greater access to this growing market segment provides SeaSpine and its expanding distribution channel a new opportunity to compete and grow with industry leading technology.”