Astura Medical Announces Initial Case and Full Commercial Release For El Capitan X Expandable ALIF System
Astura Medical, a rapidly growing and innovative spinal device technology company, announced the full commercial release and first case with the company’s most recent expandable technology, El Capitan X Expandable Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) System. The first case was successfully completed by Jason Taub, M.D. from Dallas Neurosurgical & Spine at the Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Addison.
Building upon the foundation of the success of the company’s other integrated plate/spacer technologies and expandable interbody platforms, El Capitan X represents the first and only system to provide a complete range of expandable anatomic spacers and fixation options with infinitely adjustable expansions in height and lordosis up to 30° for a unique, patient-specific solution.
“Our goal is to always find ways to continue to optimize care with the latest, most innovative solutions for each of our patients,” said Dr. Jason Taub. “The extensive capabilities of the El Capitan X Expandable ALIF System provides an unmatched ability to deliver a truly patient-specific solution every single time.”
“The commercial launch of El Capitan X marks another major milestone for our organization, as we’re once again redefining what’s possible in terms of intraoperative flexibility and versatility for our surgeon, distributor, and hospital partners,” added Joel Gambrell, Co-founder and CEO.
Astura Medical will be highlighting El Capitan X during their next cadaveric training program on Sat., Sep. 23rd at the company’s headquarters in Irving, TX. Additionally, the company will be showcasing the El Capitan X, along with several of their newest technology platforms during the North American Spine Society (NASS) 2023 Annual Meeting event in October in Los Angeles, CA.
About Astura Medical
Astura Medical was formed in 2014 with the objective of creating a disciplined, multi-phased approach to developing, manufacturing, and distributing medical devices. With surgeon input and feedback at every stage of development, Astura has created an extensive line of devices of the highest quality and sleekest design.
The two essential pillars that contribute to Astura Medical’s success are high-quality products and robust distribution channels. These pillars, combined with passion and innovation, are what drive the Astura team to achieve great success with developing devices and entering them into the marketplace.