NuVasive Celebrates 20-Year Milestone of the XLIF Procedure
NuVasive commemorates industry-defining innovation in the lateral procedural segment
SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ --NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), the leader in spine technology innovation, focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, announced today the 20-year milestone achievement of its lateral lumbar procedure, extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF).
"20 years ago, we set out to make spine surgery more reproducible and improve patient outcomes through the development and introduction of the XLIF procedure," said Ryan Donahoe, chief technology officer at NuVasive. "Through our leadership in outcome-driven design, partnership with the best spine clinicians around the globe, and a continued focus on clinical education and validation, we have learned that it is foundational to approach innovation across the full continuum of spine care."
"It's been quite a journey since I started working with NuVasive in 2001, being attracted to the vision of making spine surgery better. In collaboration with a handful of my peers and the NuVasive team, creating the XLIF procedure was a decision that stemmed from us realizing that the outcomes we were seeing weren't good enough," said Dr. Frank Phillips, director of the division of spine surgery at Rush University Medical Center. "This proven innovation is an incredible example of how thoughtful procedural design and reliable, reproducible clinical results can improve the overall care experience."
Today, with ~300,000 procedures performed, 200+ educational courses hosted, 500+ peer-reviewed publications and 60+ products launched, XLIF continues to demonstrate superior and more predictable outcomes than traditional spinal fusion procedures.1-4 Specifically designed to treat pathologies effectively and reproducibly at levels L4-L5 and above, XLIF has been proven to reduce operative time, incision size, blood loss during surgery, length of hospital stay, postoperative pain, and postoperative recovery time.1-4
"Over the years, I've seen XLIF take over the lateral market, making less-invasive spine surgery more reproducible," said Dr. Paul Holman, chief of spinal neurosurgery at Houston Methodist. "When paired with the enabling technologies within Pulse, XLIF unlocks even more clinical value for both the surgeon and the patient."
Building on the legacy of XLIF, the Company has since launched its X360, P360, C360 and Complex procedural portfolios. The next phase of NuVasive innovation is intelligent surgery. From planning to execution to postoperative data, intelligent surgery will proliferate each portfolio to provide better patient, surgeon and hospital outcomes.
"The concept of intelligent surgery will take what we know of XLIF and more recently with X360, to greater heights," said Alex Thomas, neurosurgeon at Atlantic Brain and Spine. "I'm excited to see how we can leverage the power of data to make better decisions preoperatively and intraoperatively, and then track our outcomes more intelligently, postoperatively."
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