Spine Wave Announces the Commercial Launch of the Leva® AF Interbody Device

SHELTON, Conn., June 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spine Wave, Inc. is committed to commercializing high-quality, innovative medical devices for the treatment of spinal disorders.  Since January 2015 the company has transformed its interbody fusion offering by launching the Leva® PX Expandable Interbody Device, the Leva® PF Interbody Device and the Velocity® Expandable Interbody Device for posterior and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions (PLIF & TLIF); the True Position® Pivoting Spacer System for TLIF procedures using steerable crescent-style devices; and the Velocity® L Expandable Interbody Device and the XLR® II Access System for lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) procedures.  Now, Spine Wave is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed its limited market release of the Leva® AF Interbody Device for anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) procedures and will fully launch the technology in September 2017 with the arrival of commercial-scale inventory quantities.

The launch of this unique new product marks Spine Wave’s entry into the large and growing ALIF implant market.  The Leva® AF Interbody Device features all-titanium construction, modular anterior plates and a selection of bone screws for integrated and standalone vertebral body fixation.  As with all Leva® brand products, the device also offers a large graft chamber that facilitates copious grafting with complete graft-to-endplate contact within the device.  The Leva® AF Interbody Device will also be complemented with a novel expandable option, the Leva® AX Interbody Device, which is currently in limited release.

“The Leva® AF Interbody Device is a very appealing new alternative for me in my practice,” said Matthew A. Hazzard, M.D., a neurological surgeon with The Longstreet Clinic, P.C. in metropolitan Atlanta.  “The device’s all titanium construction, very generous graft chambers, pre and post placement grafting capabilities and modular fixation components make it a unique and very versatile tool for my ALIF procedures, whether done with an anterior only or combined anterior and posterior approach.”

“As recently as two years ago, many surgeons and distributors associated Spine Wave exclusively with the StaXx® XD Expandable Device. With the introduction of the Leva® AF and AX Interbody Devices, Spine Wave now offers what is arguably the broadest range of novel and expandable interbody devices on the market,” said Mark LoGuidice, CEO of Spine Wave. “In addition to what is now a comprehensive lumbar portfolio, by the end of 2017 we expect to have launched two important new cervical technologies that will complete our transformation to a full line company and set the stage for a very exciting 2018.”

About Spine Wave
In addition to the products mentioned above, Spine Wave also offers the StaXx® XD and XD Ti Expandable Devices, the Sniper® Spine System complemented with Sniper® XT extended tab screws, the Annex® Adjacent Level System and the versatile and easy-to-use CapSure® PS3 Spine System for traditional open thoracolumbar fixation.  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.  The company is growing 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.


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