KARLSRUHE, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–joimax®, the Germany-based market leader of technologies and training methods for full-endoscopic minimally-invasive spinal surgery, announces the official sales launch of its complete, CE-approved, EndoLIF® product line. EndoLIF® is an instrument set for endoscopic-assisted minimally invasive lumbar interbody fusion. As already announced and showcased at earlier events, the EndoLIF® family consists of three devices: the well-known, FDA-approved, EndoLIF® O/On-Cage; the EndoLIF® Delta Cage; and the latest, EndoLIF® Double Wedge Cage — now, all widely available.
All EndoLIF® products are manufactured using a 3D-printing process, which ensures an open diamond cell structure. The cages are safely implanted with a guide wire and are fillable with bone or bone substitute material. With their rough and porous surface, the implants guarantee optimal bone ingrowth, stability, and fusion.
The EndoLIF® product line provides the right implant for each patient and is an optimal solution for endoscopic spinal fusion. With the gentle and atraumatic access via gradual tissue dilatation, muscles remain intact, leaving important biomechanical structures in place after surgery.
As with any endoscopic procedure compared to conventional open-surgery, the benefits and fusion advantages are fully realized with the EndoLIF® program. Plus, by using the EndoLIF® instrument set, all three EndoLIF® cages can be implemented.
Dr. Florian Zentz (Munich, GER) emphasizes that there is an “extraordinarily high primary stability of the EndoLIF® DoubleWedge-Cage.” He notes that “after insertion, the cage sits very firmly in the intervertebral disc space and adjusts the angulation up to 18 degrees, almost directly enabling an optimal lordosis correction.”
Dr. Ralf Wagner (Frankfurt, GER) is also convinced of the notable advantages: “The Delta Cage is ideal for the posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) offering a gentle posterior alternative, especially at level L5-S1, with its large interlaminar window.”
Founded in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2001, joimax® is the leading developer and marketer of complete systems for full-endoscopic and minimally invasive spinal surgery. With the Endoscopic Surgical Systems TESSYS® (transforaminal), iLESSYS® (interlaminar) and CESSYS® (cervical) for decompression procedures, MultiZYTE® for facet and sacroiliac joint pain treatment and EndoLIF® and Percusys® for minimally-invasive endoscopically assisted stabilizations, established systems are provided, addressing a whole range of indications.
In procedures for herniated disc, stenosis, pain therapy or spinal stabilization treatment, surgeons utilize joimax® technologies to operate through small incisions under local or full anesthesia, via tissue and muscle-sparing corridors and through natural openings in the spinal canal, e.g. the intervertebral foramen, the so-called “Kambin triangle”.