Stryker Spine is launching Xia 4.5 Cortical Trajectory implants and instruments for LITe® (Less Invasive Technologies) Lumbar Interbody Fusion procedures.
The cortical trajectory procedure allows for a smaller midline incision, and is intended to be more muscle-sparing than standard open procedures. Xia CT implants and instruments are compatible with existing Xia 4.5 implants and instrumentation.
Source: Stryker Corp.
The fourth quarter of 2015 was Stryker's 3rd consecutive quarter of U.S. spine growth. Company leadership has noted that they still have to take many products ex-U.S.