NuVasive, a medical device company that focuses on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally integrated solutions, launched its RELINE® Trauma portfolio, a new trauma system that supports surgeons in the increasing transition from open to MAS spine procedures.

The company says RELINE Trauma is the first system to give surgeons the flexibility to customize their approach intra-operatively, including traditional open, MAS® (Maximum Access Surgery) or hybrid procedures, depending on the pathology and patient needs. It is integrated with the company's Integrated Global Alignment® (iGA) platform and allows for controlled fracture correction throughout a procedure, with or without a rod present in the construct.

The system offers surgeons the ability to customize implant types and supports a multitude of techniques, depending on surgeon preference. Also, RELINE Trauma enhances the surgeon's ability to dial-in fracture correction through a dual rack system achieving independent lordosis restoration and parallel compression/distraction for ligamentotaxis. This enables procedures to be completed by one surgeon rather than two, helping reduce the total cost of the procedure.

"RELINE Trauma is the most versatile trauma system on the market," said Jason Hannon, NuVasive's president and chief operating officer. "In collaboration with our surgeon partners, we've succeeded in creating a platform designed not only to improve clinical outcomes, but also to reduce the total cost of care."

The company will have RELINE Trauma and its O.R. virtual reality (VR) simulation on display at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting this week in Los Angeles. The company will also showcase an immersive VR experience designed to familiarize surgeons with the techniques of the RELINE Trauma system. The VR simulation provides step-by-step instruction of the procedure, while helping develop the associated muscle memory required to address a burst fracture in an interactive O.R. setting.