Medline Expands Capabilities for Spinal Surgical Procedures

In order to meet the healthcare industry’s growing demand for cervical spine procedure solutions, Medline Industries, Inc. has acquired an anterior cervical fusion distraction pin business from Amendia; a recognized leader in providing medical devices used in spinal surgical procedures.

Currently, the United States has the highest rate of spine surgery in the world – industry data shows the spinal fusion surgical market is expected to grow more than eight percent a year. In an effort to prepare for such an increase, surgical technologists and surgeons alike are looking for new solutions, better technology, and other medical advances in the field of spine surgery.

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the most common reason for herniated disks, one of the problems this specific type of spinal surgery can correct, is related to natural aging of the spine, but can also occur in people who are overweight, perform repetitive activities that strain the spine, drive frequently, or have a sedentary lifestyle.

Medline’s agreement with Amendia includes acquiring the design and regulatory pathway for the company’s anterior cervical distraction pin. In addition to the distraction pin, Medline now offers a comprehensive suite of surgical instruments for ACDF procedures, which includes a full line of retraction and distraction instruments in a wide array of sizes and styles.