Spinal fusion may be a solution for some patients with degenerative disc disease who are not candidates for total disc replacement—providing the stability and security needed to help the spine heal.
STALIF is an Integrated Interbody fusion platform that offers a surgical treatment proven to restore spinal balance, recreate spinal alignment and stability, and accelerate the return to normal activities.
Centinel Spine was the first company in the world to offer Integrated Interbody (a.k.a. Stand-Alone) fusion devices, and has a long clinical history in providing fusion solutions that conform to patient anatomy and capitalize on the body’s ability to heal itself.
Available devices include:
The 1st implantation of a STALIF device took place in 1988. Since the very first device was implanted until now, Centinel Spine has continued to innovate and improve upon its original STALIF design, with state-of-the-art solutions now existing in multiple material options and device sizes to best suit each patient’s unique needs.
The STALIF line of Integrated Interbody fusion implants are the longest implanted line of Integrated Interbody devices in the world.
30+ Year Clinical History with Worldwide Usage
Unparalleled clinical & biomechanical data, with average fusion rates of 92-95% 1,2,3
More than 66,000 device implantations and a reported reoperation rate of less than 1%
STALIF technology incorporates a proven design rationale based on AO principles of fracture fixation and Wolff’s Law of Bone Healing.
Wolff’s Law of Bone Healing states that bone grows where load is applied. That is why STALIF devices utilize specially designed screws that pull the spinal bones at the fusion site down to the device, in what is known as a "lag effect"—providing an active load to aid in the healing process.
Above: The Lag Effect is demonstrated.
STALIF devices are also designed to conform to patient anatomy. They come in a variety of sizes, heights, angles, and materials to fit each patient’s needs and offer the best chance of successful outcomes.
STALIF was developed with several specific patient care objectives in mind:
With a clinical heritage of more than 30 years, STALIF has been extensively studied.
After multiple published studies, the clinical & biomechanical data for STALIF strongly supports its safety and effectiveness. Here are just a few key takeaways from these numerous studies:
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While the vast majority of insurance plans cover STALIF, some fusion devices may be considered investigational by your insurance provider. Though reimbursement coverage for stand-alone fusions continues to increase, not all insurance companies cover these procedures. Centinel Spine offers a Patient Assistance Line (PAL) to qualified patients to help them to navigate insurance coverage for this surgery.
If you are not covered by your insurance provider, the PAL (Patient Assistance Line) is available to help you gain coverage for STALIF procedures. The PAL is a reimbursement support service that assists YOU, the patient. Your PAL is dedicated to assisting YOU and working together with your surgeon, medical office, and insurance provider.
Important Patient Information: The resources provided on this site are for informational purposes only.
This website is not a replacement for professional medical advice. You should discuss both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options with your doctor.
Only your doctor is qualified to diagnose and treat your condition.
Problems can occur when you have spine surgery, including surgery with STALIF implants. There is a risk that the surgery may not make you feel better or may cause you to feel worse. If this happens, you may need another surgery to help you feel better. View the specific problems that can occur during or after STALIF M, STALIF C, or STALIF L surgery.
Reimbursement is dynamic. Coding, coverage and payment are subject to change. Centinel Spine cannot guarantee reimbursement for any procedure associated with the use of its products. Providers should contact their specific payers if they have questions regarding coding, coverage or payment.
1 Elshihabi, Said, “A Retrospective Clinical and Fusion Analysis of the Device with Stem-Cell Derivative Bone Graft Material”, Presented at The Southern Neurosurgical Society’s 66th Annual Meeting, Naples, FL., March 2015.
2 Lane, Paul, et al., “Early Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes Study Evaluating an Integrated Screw and Interbody Spacer for One- and Two-Level ACDF”, The International Journal of Spine Surgery, 9(39). CI: 10.14444/2039.2015.
3 Vokshoor, Amir, et al., “Retrospective Clinical Outcome Study Evaluating the Efficacy of the Stand-Alone Cervical Device in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion”, Presented at The ISASS 15th Annuas Conference, San Diego, CA., April 2015.
4From STALIF C Clinical Compendium, Section 6
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