Spine Wave

Shelton,  CT 
United States
http://www.spinewave.com
  • Booth: 1627, 2737


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Spine Wave is an innovation leader in expandable fusion and minimally invasive fixation technology with a broad product and intellectual property portfolio.  Our comprehensive solutions address posterior, anterior, lateral, thoracolumbar fixation, and cervical spine procedures.  Our expandable portfolio includes the StaXx® XD Expandable Device, the posterior and lateral Velocity® Expandable Interbody Devices, and the posterior and anterior Leva® Interbody Devices.  Our minimally invasive fixation portfolio includes the Sniper® Spine System and the Annex® Adjacent Level System.  Spine Wave serves the posterior cervical market with the Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System and the anterior cervical market with the Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage.  Other leading Spine Wave products include the True Position® Pivoting Spacer System, CapSure® PS3 Spine System and the unique GraftMag® Graft Delivery System. Visit www.spinewave.com for more information.

Brands: MIS, Expandable, Fusion, Adjacent Level, Fixation, Cervical, Thoracolumbar, Posterior, Lateral, ALIF, TLIF, PLIF, Minimally Invasive, Cage, PEEK, Convex, Biconvex, Lordotic, Titanium, Less Invasive


 Press Releases

  • SHELTON, CT – September 17, 2018 – Spine Wave is pleased to announce the commercial launch of the Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage.  The Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage is a titanium anterior cervical implant with integrated fixation blades.  The patented system offers controlled, less invasive blade deployment and maximized bone grafting.  The Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage performed very well during its limited market release and is now fully launched and available, effective immediately.  The Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage is Spine Wave’s second new cervical spine product since 2017 and its seventh major new product launch since 2016. 

    The Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage is a titanium implant with a roughened endplate surface and integrated fixation blades.  The fixation blades deploy toward and behind the anterior vertebral cortex and away from the spinal cord using a unique threaded deployment mechanism.  Used in conjunction with the novel scoring trial, this mechanism gently positions the fixation blades in a controlled manner without force or impaction.  This unique design is less invasive because it does not require the exposure necessary to implant non-integrated blades or screws at challenging angles and trajectories.  Surgeons using the device can also completely fill the disc space with bone graft, endplate to endplate regardless of endplate anatomy, because of its innovative open face implant design and modular graft cap.  The Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage was co-invented by Sandeep Kunwar, M.D., Medical Director, Bell Neuroscience Institute, Clinical Professor, UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery, San Francisco, California, and Bradley Jones, M.D., Director of the Joint and Spine Center, Dignity Health Medical Center, Redding, California.

    “The Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage is a novel and less invasive solution for anterior cervical interbody fusion,” said Dr. Kunwar. “The unique integrated blade design and in-line implant insertion approach make difficult cases safer and easier in my hands.  The procedure can be performed through a smaller insertion window without a struggle to accommodate challenging screw or blade insertion angles.”  Dr. Jones continued, “one major goal of our design effort was to eliminate forceful blade impaction from this procedure, and Spine Wave’s engineers did a phenomenal job delivering on that objective.  I am very pleased with the finished product.”

    The Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage is the latest example of creative surgeons partnering with our R&D team to develop and deliver a technology that is not only truly differentiated, but also addresses real surgical challenges,” said Spine Wave CEO, Mark LoGuidice. “Prior to 2018, Spine Wave had very little presence in the cervical market segment with the bulk of our revenues being generated by expandable and other MIS technologies designed for the lumbar spine. This launch of the Paramount® system, when combined with the recently launched Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System, provides the company with a very strong cervical portfolio and positions us as a full line company to both hospitals and distributors.”

    About Spine Wave

    Spine Wave is a leader in expandable fusion technologies and is committed to continually delivering highly differentiated products to enable improved and less invasive solutions for spine surgeons and their patients. In addition to the Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage, Spine Wave also offers many highly differentiated spine technologies, including a full portfolio of expandable devices marketed under the StaXx®, Velocity® and Leva® brand names.  These expandable technologies comprise various materials, including PEEK, Titanium (and the combination of the two) that can be utilized in posterior, anterior and lateral surgical approaches.  Additionally, Spine Wave has a full suite of less invasive products including our two newest lines, the Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System and the GraftMag® Graft Delivery System.  The company is expanding rapidly and continues to recruit sales managers and independent distributors to fuel growth.  For more information on Spine Wave and its products, please visit www.spinewave.com.

    Contact

    Terry Brennan, Chief Financial Officer

    tbrennan@spinewave.com

    (203) 712-1810

  • SHELTON, CT – February 21, 2018 – Spine Wave is increasing the Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System’s product offering to further serve the posterior cervical spine market.  The system is gaining rapid adoption by spine surgeons, primarily due to its patented tri-lobe polyaxial screw design which offers a best in class 120 degrees of angulation.  Now, the Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System is expanded to include a range of new implants that make the system even more versatile for complex posterior cervical-thoracic procedures.        

    The Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System is now offered with a unique translation screw that provides medial-to-lateral translation to facilitate improved rod placement in posterior cervical-thoracic fixation procedures.  Other new Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System implants include screw-to-rod lateral connectors, rod-to-rod connectors, and smooth-shank screws as an alternative for fixation of the uppermost cervical spine levels.  Taken together, these new implants make the Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System even more appealing for complex posterior cervical-thoracic procedures.      

    “The Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System is an excellent alternative for spine surgeons treating complex posterior cervical-thoracic pathology,” said Peter G. Passias, M.D., FACS, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic and Neurological Surgery, NYU Health, New York, NY.  “The anatomy of the cervical-thoracic junction can make posterior cervical fixation procedures crossing that junction very challenging.  The Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System is versatile by design and these new implants make it even more so.”  “In particular,” Dr. Passias continued, “the system’s new translational screw makes rod placement in these procedures faster and easier in my practice because of the unique medial-to-lateral translation capability that it offers.”

    “We have been very pleased with how well the Proficient® System has been received in the marketplace. The 120 degrees of angulation has been the biggest selling point and now the system is even more versatile with the advent of the translational screws,” said Mark LoGuidice, Spine Wave CEO. “Historically, Spine Wave has focused on thoraco-lumbar technologies. The Proficient® System is our first internally developed cervical offering and our engineers and surgeon designers have done a phenomenal job with this system.  In addition, we plan to launch a unique anterior cervical technology in the middle of this year. This important anterior system is currently in a limited market release and based on the early feedback, we have high expectations for this system as well.”

    About Spine Wave

    Spine Wave is a leader in expandable fusion technologies and is committed to continually delivering highly differentiated products to enable more efficient and less invasive solutions for spine surgeons and their patients. In addition to the Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System, Spine Wave also offers a broad portfolio of expandable devices marketed under the StaXx®, Velocity® and Leva® brand names.  The expandable technologies can be utilized in posterior, anterior and lateral surgical approaches.  To complement the expandable spacers, Spine Wave offers a comprehensive line of pedicle screws for both minimally invasive and traditional open approaches. Additionally, Spine Wave recently launched the GraftMag® Graft Delivery System which is being very well received because it is designed to make interbody bone grafting procedures faster and easier for surgeons.  The company is expanding rapidly and continues to recruit sales managers and independent distributors to fuel growth.  For more information on Spine Wave and its products, please visit www.spinewave.com.

    Contact

    Terry Brennan, Chief Financial Officer

    tbrennan@spinewave.com

    (203) 712-1810

  • SHELTON, CT – January 23, 2018 – Spine Wave is pleased to announce its commercial launch of the GraftMag® Graft Delivery System.  The GraftMag® Graft Delivery System is designed to safely and rapidly deliver large amounts of bone graft.  The system can transform the tedious and sometimes frustrating graft delivery process into a more efficient part of thoracolumbar spinal fusion surgeries and, due to less instrument passes by sensitive patient anatomy, may reduce the risk of injury.  

    The GraftMag® Graft Delivery System is comprised of two single use, 5cc graft magazines that are loaded with bone graft on the back table.  The magazines couple with the system’s specially-designed funnels to rapidly deliver large amounts of graft in 1cc increments.  This new grafting approach can reduce frustrating funnel jams and requires only one instrument pass into the graft site to complete the grafting procedure.  The GraftMag® Graft Delivery System can be used in virtually any thoracolumbar spine fusion procedure and with any interbody device.  However, it fits particularly well with Spine Wave’s exciting line of expandable interbody fusion products, especially the Leva® Interbody Devices, which are well known for uniquely accommodating large amounts of bone graft with their use.

    “Clinical research indicates that fusion rates are positively correlated with the amount of implanted graft material.  I developed the GraftMag® Graft Delivery System with Spine Wave to make delivering large amounts of graft material faster, easier, safer, and less costly when used in conjunction with any interbody device,” said Dennis Crandall, M.D., Medical Director of Sonoran Spine in Tempe Arizona, and Chairman of the Sonoran Spine Research and Education Foundation.  “Using the GraftMag® Graft Delivery System in conjunction with Spine Wave’s line of Leva® Interbody Devices is a particularly compelling option for many of my thoracolumbar spinal fusion procedures because those devices can accommodate so much graft.”

    About Spine Wave

    Spine Wave is a leader in expandable fusion technologies and is committed to continually delivering highly differentiated products to enable more efficient and less invasive solutions for spine surgeons and their patients. In addition to the GraftMag® Graft Delivery System, Spine Wave also offers a broad portfolio of expandable devices marketed under the StaXx®, Velocity® and Leva® brand names.  The expandable technologies can be utilized in posterior, anterior and lateral surgical approaches.  To complement the expandable spacers, Spine Wave offers a comprehensive line of pedicle screws for both minimally invasive and traditional open approaches. Additionally, Spine Wave recently launched the Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System which is being very well received due to the high degree of angulation offered by its unique screw design.  The company is expanding rapidly and continues to recruit sales managers and independent distributors to fuel growth.  For more information on Spine Wave and its products, please visit www.spinewave.com.

    Contact

    Terry Brennan, Chief Financial Officer

    tbrennan@spinewave.com

    (203) 712-1810


 New Products for 2018

  • Leva® Interbody Device
    The Leva® Interbody Devices are fixed and expandable titanium implants optimized for ease of insertion and maximum bone grafting. They are available for posterior and anterior procedures....

  • The Leva® Interbody Device is a titanium interbody cage offered in both expandable and fixed designs for both posterior and anterior procedures.  The Leva® Interbody Device is a structurally-strong implant, providing segmental stabilization, disc height restoration and a unique open architecture for bone graft.

    The implant's small insertion profile and in-situ expansion may ease insertion and protect endplate integrity during placement. The implant’s unique open architecture is designed to maximize space for bone graft and enable complete bone grafting of both the implant and surrounding disc space after its insertion and expansion.

  • Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System
    The proprietary tri-lobe screw design offers 120° of polyaxial angulation and features a tensioned tulip head. The versatility of the Proficient® system allows surgeons to address posterior cervical fusions through an open or muscle sparing approach....

  • Simplified Rod Placement

    The proprietary tri-lobe screw design offers 120° of polyaxial angulation and features a freely- functioning tensioned tulip head. The extended tab screw option helps guide rod placement with 3 mm of reduction.

    Designed for Complex Constructs

    The comprehensive screw offering includes 4.6 mm and 5.5 mm dual lead screw diameters that accept 3.5 or 4.0 mm rod sizes to simplify longer complex constructs. The implant offering also includes low profile cross connectors, and titanium and CoCr rod options.

    Muscle Sparing Approach

    The extended tab screw design, complimented by streamlined instrumentation, is designed to ease rod placement through a smaller incision than the standard open approach.

  • CLR® Access System
    The CLR® Access System is designed to provide less invasive LLIF access in two stages....

  • The CLR® Access System features tubular dilation and a PEEK access tube to create an unobstructed access corridor to the psoas muscle while eliminating tissue creep and protecting soft tissues. The technique/PEEK tube provides direct visualization of the psoas muscle prior to dissection/retraction. This step allows for nerve identification and avoidance.  The CLR® Access System is designed to provide psoas muscle visualization and subsequent retraction in two stages:

    • Provides visualization of the psoas muscle to assist in nerve identification prior to dissection
    • Retracts/splits in line with muscle fibers to minimize psoas trauma compared to radial dilation techniques
    • Self-anchoring blade design provides a stable access corridor by deploying/sweeping under the psoas muscle creating downward pressure
    • PEEK tube construction provides unobstructed x-ray imaging
  • Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage
    The Paramount® Anterior Cervical Cage is a roughened, titanium anterior implant with integrated fixation plates....

  • Controlled Anchor Plate Deployment

    The system has a threaded deployment mechanism to avoid aggressive impaction in the cervical spine.  The integrated anchor plates are designed to deploy away from the spinal cord and towards the anterior aspect of the vertebral body for improved bone purchase.  Simultaneous anchor plate insertion simplifies the anterior cervical procedure.

    Maximized Grafting

    The system allows for a back-filling grafting technique to maximize graft-to-endplate contact.  The open architecture of the implant allows for graft material to be placed in front of the anchor plates in addition to the graft chamber.

    Less Invasive Technique

    Self-contained anchor plates are deployed in the same plane as the disc space, minimizing exposure.  The anchor plates are preloaded and deploy simultaneously for streamlined insertion.