CENTRIC®-T Release and First Surgery

CENTRIC®-T Release and First Surgery


Huntley, IL, July 11, 2018 

Life Spine Inc., a global medical technology company focused on surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders, announced today the Limited Commercial Release and first clinical usage of the CENTRIC-T Pedicle-Based Retractor System. 

As the newest addition to Life Spine’s CENTRIC Access Portfolio, the CENTRIC-T Pedicle-Based Retractor delivers micro-invasive access and foraminal distraction during Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusions. Using traditional minimally invasive principals, the targeted pedicles guide the initial exposure and simplify the process of anatomical orientation. Pedicle-based blade fixation is designed to provide a rigid foundation for surgical access to the intervertebral discs. Telescoping, fully-adjustable medial blades deliver powerful retraction with tactile finesse. Up to 30 degrees of blade tow supplement the system’s distractive potential and provide direct access to the contralateral anatomy. 

“The CENTRIC-T Retractor has provided me with a well-designed, reproducible solution for Micro-Invasive access during my MIS TLIFs. Unlike other systems on the market, CENTRIC-T generates a powerful distraction while allowing me to maintain a minimally invasive approach” stated Dr. Donald Kucharzyk after his first surgery with the retractor. 

“The system’s core design is based on a fully adjustable Medial Blade assembly that minimizes soft tissue encroachment and simplifies blade attachment. Significant lateral to medial blade throw combined with the blade tow mechanism allows me to secure the Multifidus easily the first time without the need for multiple attempts. Life Spine and its surgeon design team have placed a great deal of thought and care into designing this system to meet the clinical challenges associated with minimally invasive procedures.” 

About Life Spine 

Life Spine is dedicated to improving the quality of life for spinal patients by increasing procedural efficiency and efficacy through innovative design, uncompromising quality standards, and the most technologically advanced manufacturing platforms. Life Spine, which is privately held, is based in Huntley, Illinois. For more information, please visit: http://www.lifespine.com.