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Globus Medical Launches FORTIFY® I Integrated Expandable Corpectomy System

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 7:06pm
The Associated Press

AUDUBON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2013--Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE: GMED), a leading spinal implant manufacturer, today announced the launch of FORTIFY ® I, an expandable corpectomy spacer with integrated screws for further stability in addition to supplemental fixation.

“The FORTIFY ® I integrated expandable corpectomy spacer and instrument system provides surgeons with an innovative device for trauma and tumor indications, that is unmatched in its scope and versatility. This unique expandable technology allows for fixed and variable screw fixation through the endplates in a variety of minimally invasive surgical approach options from anterior to lateral, and adds new confidence in positional stability for the surgeon,” commented Andrew Iott, Senior Vice President, Global Product Development.

FORTIFY ® I, is an additional option in the Globus portfolio of expandable spacers. This system provides anterior column support for individual and multiple level corpectomy patients, and utilizes integrated screws, superior and inferior, that are designed to prevent dislodgement. The spacer is available in a variety of sagittal profiles and footprints for an optimized fit, and has integrated titanium plates and screws for additional stabilization between the vertebral bodies and spacer. The radiolucent PEEK implant options allow for postoperative visualization and have a modulus of elasticity closer to bone.

Indications for Use: FORTIFY™ I Integrated Corpectomy Spacers (FORTIFY ® I and FORTIFY ® I-R) are vertebral body replacement devices intended for use in the thoracolumbar spine (T1-L-5) to replace a collapsed, damaged, or unstable vertebral body due to tumor or trauma (i.e., fracture). These devices are intended to be used with supplemental spinal fixation systems that have been labeled for use in the thoracic and/or lumbar spine (i.e., posterior pedicle screw and rod systems, anterior plate systems, and anterior screw and rod systems). The interior of the spacers can be packed with autogenous bone graft or allograft. These spacers are designed to provide anterior spinal column support even in the absence of fusion for a prolonged period.

About Globus Medical, Inc.
Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading spinal implant company based in Audubon, PA. The company was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of spine professionals with a shared vision to create products that enable spine surgeons to promote healing in patients with spinal disorders. Additional information can be accessed at www.globusmedical.com.

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