Limited Release Of Life Spine’s Lateral Approach Spinal Systems

In short

Life Spine, a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, has begun the limited release of the CENTRIC® Lateral Retractor and PLATEAU®-X Lateral Spacer Systems.


The CENTRIC Lateral Retractor System offers independently controlled blades and an open frame design for maximum visualization under fluoroscopy.

PLATEAU-X is a spacer system, designed to provide anterior column support using a lateral approach.

In its press release Life Spine doesn’t say why the release is being defined as “limited”, although this is a phrase usually employed when a company wants to ensure its new system is being introduced with appropriate in-field support and training. Be nice to know that though.

Physician comments

“The Life Spine expandable retractor is one of the most versatile and user friendly lateral retractor systems I have ever used,” said Michael Liu, M.D., FACS, a neurosurgeon from Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville, OR. “I believe that with its design enhancements, this will be the best system out in the market today for extreme lateral approaches to the spine.”

Life Spine, Centric, and Plateau are registered trademarks.

Source: Life Spine, Business Wire