NuVasive this week announced the commercial launch of its NuVasive Tube System (NTS) and Excavation Micro for minimally invasive posterior spine surgery.
The San Diego-based orthopedic company designed the NTS and Excavation Micro to provide comprehensive solutions for TLIF and decompression procedures. It adds to the company’s access and instrumentation technology offerings in its P360 portfolio.
“There’s a clear opportunity to transform surgery within the $1.7 billion-dollar thoracolumbar posterior procedure segment and we’re seizing it with P360,” Chief Technology Officer Ryan Donahoe said in a news release. “Our P360 portfolio is now complemented by the launch of our NTS and Excavation Micro solutions that are specifically designed to increase workflow speed while delivering improved safety and reproducibility.”
NTS and Excavation Micro are engineered to be a complete procedural solution with NuVasive’s advanced materials science and expandable interbody implants, biologics, reline fixation system and enabling technologies within its Pulse platform.
“The tube systems on the market haven’t really changed much in the past 20 years. Now with NTS, I’m able to tackle two procedures with the same system through the incredible access design—which further extends NuVasive as the market leader in access innovation,” said Dr. David Yam, a neurosurgeon in Portland, Oregon. “Even with more complex surgeries, I’m able complete the case through a tube, rather than reverting to an open procedure.”