CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a medical device company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders, with a focus on treating conditions related to the aging spine, today announced the first ever three-level Guided Lumbar Interbody Fusion (GLIF) procedure performed by Morgan Lorio, MD FACS of Bristol, TN. GLIF is the only lateral approach on the market today that provides the surgeon the ability to perform a 360-degree correction without repositioning the patient. The revolutionary GLIF technique and ARC Portal Access System is designed to allow surgeons to perform lateral interbody fusion procedures with the opportunity for less intra-operative blood loss and minimized tissue disruption; while decreasing the recovery time for most patients.
Alphatec Spine, Inc. Announces The First Three-Level Guided Lumbar Interbody Fusion Procedure Performed Using The Revolutionary ARC(TM) Portal Access System
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