Interbody cages or spacers are often used to treat patients with Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). Existing designs used without fixation are subject to migration and even small movements may create challenges for promoting bony growth for fusion. Current designs with integrated fixation or used with additional plating may: be cumbersome, be time-consuming to deploy, require increased retraction, and increase operative time.
Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) is a well-established and proven method for treatment of DDD. The patent pending VerteLP implant design addresses a number of the problems observed in other lateral systems.