Spinal Elements, a spine technology company, today announced the publication of positive clinical outcomes data with the Luna XD multi-expandable implant system. The retrospective analysis of 69 consecutive patients over a 2-year period demonstrated statistically significant improvement in leg pain, back pain, disability index, and additional patient-reported outcome measures. In addition, statistically significant increases in anterior and posterior disc height, and foraminal height were observed, as were significant reductions of spondylolisthesis (when present), all while increasing overall lumbar lordosis.
The Orbit system consists of articulating and rotating discectomy instrumentation that uses a minimal, posterior incision and/or MIS tubular approach to achieve efficient disruption and removal of disc tissue while preparing the endplates for fusion. The novel articulating rotary design allows the instrumentation’s working end to evacuate the full area of the disc necessary for implantation of the Luna XD device.
Spinal Elements acquired the Luna XD and Orbit systems in December 2020 along with the assets of the former Benvenue Medical. Luna XD and Orbit have been integrated as the newest technologies within Spinal Elements’ MIS Ultra™ platform of products and procedural solutions. The company achieved its previously announced goal of relaunching the technology by Q2 and continues making significant progress towards a broad re-release in the coming weeks.
The Luna XD system allows an ALIF-sized, circular implant to be surgically delivered to the intervertebral space through a posterior, minimally-invasive access point. Once inserted, the Luna XD implant first expands horizontally to cover the disc footprint, creating a stable foundation. Then the implant expands vertically up to 16mm to restore disc height. Furthermore, the device includes up to 12° of lordosis to aid in the restoration of sagittal alignment.
Source: Spinal Elements