The first surgical cases with Life Spine's ProLift Micro endoscopic expandable spacer system were completed, the devicemaker said Oct. 20.
ProLift Micro supports a wide range of procedures including endoscopic, minimally invasive and open spine surgery, according to a news release. The device expands in situ to restore disc height and patient alignment.
"The endoscopic approach of ProLift Micro allows for direct visualization at the annulus level," Anthony Hall, MD, said in the release. "Placement of an interbody is facilitated and secured by the ability to look directly at the cage and achieve optimal positioning with minimal entry for the patient."
In 2023, Life Spine plans to launch a fully endoscopic spine procedure using ProLift Micro and an in-house mixed reality vision system.