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Saturday, March 4th, 2017

The Hubble Two is the Interbody Device Component of the Hubble Spinal Fusion Systems. This Orbbo Surgical product creates spacing between vertebral bodies and can be used in conjunction with Rybone® as a conduit to promote lumbar fusion.

Intuitive product design gives surgeons effective and dependable control over the implant. Hubble Two also is equipped with rotatable and direction navigable technology. The devices are to be used with a fixation system such as the Hubble One Thoracolumbosacral Fixation System.

Three implant configurations make up the Hubble Two System: the PLIF, OLIF, and TLIF. Together, these devices offer multiple approaches to spinal fusion procedures.

The Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion implant or “PLIF”, is inserted between the vertebrae with a vertical approach and usually bilaterally. The Oblique Lumbar Interbody Fusion implant or “OLIF”, is a bullet-shaped single implant and is inserted with an oblique or diagonally inserted approach, to support the intended construct. The Transverse Lumbar Interbody Fusion or “TLIF”, is a banana-shaped implant to be inserted with a transverse approach which is to seat the device sideways between the vertebral bodies. Each approach is selected by the surgeon to support the anatomy as required.

The PLIF and OLIF implants are both designed for in situ rotation, which allows the implant to reach its ideal height and optimizes loading sharing. This technology is helpful when the surgeon wants more height but the convex shape of the superior vertebral body poses an obstacle to inserting taller devices. The implant can rotate 90-degrees in situ, ensuring intervertebral distraction.

“Direction-navigable” technology featured in the TLIF lets the surgeon change the position of the inserter in situ without losing control of the interbody device. This lockable articulating feature allows surgeons to begin insertion of the device locked in one position, release the locking mechanism to change positions in situ and relock in the next desired position without freeing the device or instrument.

When the desired placement is achieved, the surgeon simply twists the locking handle switch to the release indicator and removes the inserter from the device.

The Hubble Two takes into consideration the diversity of anatomical sizing among patients. For that reason, we provide interbody devices in one-millimeter increments with a product range from 7mm up to 15mm in height.

The Hubble Two is approved for the treatment of degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, trauma such as fractures or dislocations, spinal stenosis, curvatures, tumors, and pseudarthrosis. The system can also be used for revision of a previous fusion in skeletally mature patients.

Orbbo devices are UDI compliant and all implants are pre-sterilized and ready for use. Implants remain sterile for five years as indicated on the packaging, and product codes are clearly marked on peel-off labels located on the box cover so operating room personnel may reference them prior to opening.

We believe in improving the ease of use and effectiveness of our technology in support of helping surgeons, hospitals, and their teams perform to the best of their abilities.

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