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US Spine Launches Javelin MIS Locking Facet System


10/22/2009 9:15:03 AM

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BOCA RATON, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--US Spine® announced today that it has launched its Javelin MIS Locking Facet System, designed to stabilize the lumbar spine by locking the facet joints through a minimally invasive incision. This technology enables surgeons to fixate the facet joints without needing to perform an open procedure that usually requires larger, more invasive implants, such as pedicle screws and rods. Javelin marks the second product in US Spine’s Facet Fixation Platform, with additional systems in development for release in 2010.

Javelin provides surgeons with a minimally invasive facet fixation system composed of a cannulated, partially threaded facet screw and a unique, interlocking washer. The implants can be inserted over a guide wire through a stab wound incision or via an open approach using direct visualization. Javelin’s locking washer prevents the screw from rotating after it has been implanted, and helps distribute loads to prevent counter-sinking.

Javelin was designed to complement minimally invasive anterior fusion procedures, such as lateral, axial and anterior interbody fusions. These procedures use minimally invasive approaches to restore the intervertebral space, but often require supplemental posterior stabilization. Javelin provides this, without compromising the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. Comparative biomechanical testing proved Javelin to have nearly twice the pullout strength of competitive systems.

The new Javelin technology, along with other recent product offerings from US Spine, including the Phantom Plus™ and Facet Gun® MAX will all be on display and available for hands-on demonstrations at this year’s North American Spine Society Meeting in San Francisco, California next month.

About US Spine: US Spine is a privately held, commercial-stage medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of advanced spinal implant systems with breakthrough technology to address the rapidly increasing spine implant market. US Spine’s development efforts focus on facet technologies that address open, MIS and motion preservation procedures. US Spine is the Leader in Facet Technologies. More information about the Company can be found at http://www.us-spine.com.

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for US Spine Paul Williams, 949/916-6880 Medialine2@aol.com

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