NuVasive reached the 20-year milestone with the extreme lateral interbody fusion, the devicemaker said March 13.
The procedure has been done about 300,000 times, more than 200 educational courses have been hosted about it, and more than 60 products for XLIF were launched, according to a news release. The procedure has more than 500 peer-reviewed publications behind it.
"Over the years, I've seen XLIF take over the lateral market, making less-invasive spine surgery more reproducible," Paul Holman, MD, chief of spinal neurosurgery at Houston Methodist, said in the release. "When paired with the enabling technologies within Pulse, XLIF unlocks even more clinical value for both the surgeon and the patient.