Stryker expanded its lateral spine portfolio with full launch of the Niagara Lateral Access System, following the completion of 600 surgeries.
The system's PEEK-infused carbon fiber features integrated illumination to enhance visibility intraoperatively. This material was engineered to give surgeons the visibility of carbon fiber with the strength and firmness of steel, and demonstrated equivalence to metal-based retractors in a benchtop test.
Niagara Lateral Access complements Stryker’s lateral portfolio, including the Cascadia Lateral 3D Interbody System featuring Lamellar 3D Titanium Technology, the Aleutian Lateral Interbody System, the Cayman United Plate and the Ravine Lateral Access System.
“Niagara reiterates our mission – together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better – which has held strong throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Eric Major, President of Stryker’s Spine division. “Niagara represents a key addition to our minimally invasive lateral portfolio to help ensure that surgeons have the most advanced tools they need to meet a wide variety of operative needs.”