Life Spine Inc., a global medical technology company focused on surgical
solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, announced today the
Limited Commercial Release and first clinical usage of the CENTRIC-T
Pedicle-Based Retractor System.
As the newest addition to Life Spine’s CENTRIC Access Portfolio, the
CENTRIC-T Pedicle-Based Retractor delivers micro-invasive access and
foraminal distraction during Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusions.
Using traditional minimally invasive principals, the targeted pedicles
guide the initial exposure and simplify the process of anatomical
orientation. Pedicle-based blade fixation is designed to provide a rigid
foundation for surgical access to the intervertebral discs. Telescoping,
fully-adjustable medial blades deliver powerful retraction with tactile
finesse. Up to 30 degrees of blade tow supplement the system’s
distractive potential and provide direct access to the contralateral
“The CENTRIC-T Retractor has provided me with a well-designed,
reproducible solution for Micro-Invasive access during my MIS TLIFs.
Unlike other systems on the market, CENTRIC-T generates a powerful
distraction while allowing me to maintain a minimally invasive approach”
stated Dr. Donald Kucharzyk after his first surgery with the retractor.
“The system’s core design is based on a fully adjustable Medial Blade
assembly that minimizes soft tissue encroachment and simplifies blade
attachment. Significant lateral to medial blade throw combined with the
blade tow mechanism allows me to secure the Multifidus easily the first
time without the need for multiple attempts. Life Spine and its surgeon
design team have placed a great deal of thought and care into designing
this system to meet the clinical challenges associated with minimally
About Life Spine
Life Spine is dedicated to improving the quality of life for spinal
patients by increasing procedural efficiency and efficacy through
innovative design, uncompromising quality standards, and the most
technologically advanced manufacturing platforms. Life Spine, which is
privately held, is based in Huntley, Illinois. For more information,
please visit: http://www.lifespine.com.
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