Retractor System provides access to lumbar spine.

Press Release Summary:

MARS(TM) Minimal Access Retractor System enables surgeons to perform discectomies, posterior lateral fusions, and interbody fusions with minimal intrusion. System features removable medial blade, individually retracted blades, along with release level, cephalad, and caudad and lateral blade retraction. System comes equipped with several table arm attachment points. Options include Radiolucent aluminum retractor blades from 40-120 mm, available in straight and beveled options.

Original Press Release:

Globus Medical Introduces MARS(TM) Minimally Invasive Retractor System

AUDUBON, Pa., May 25 -- Globus Medical, Inc., the largest privately-held spinal implant manufacturer in the world, announced the introduction of the MARS(TM) Minimal Access Retractor System. MARS(TM) is a comprehensive retractor system designed to provide efficient access to the lumbar spine through small incisions. The system, comprised of retractors, ports and other instruments, enables surgeons to safely perform discectomies, posterior lateral fusions and interbody fusions with relative ease and efficiency.

"The MARS System complements our PIVOT(TM) MIS System and fills out our MIS product portfolio," said Rick Kienzle, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Globus Medical. "The core competency we have developed in MIS is a key strategic asset for Globus, impacting our system design concepts in fusion, motion preservation and biomaterials."

"What truly sets MARS apart from other systems is its complete intraoperative variability," stated Andy Iott, Group Engineering Manager, Thoracolumber Group, Globus Medical. "Everything about this system, from the shape and length of the blades to the way that the retractor is mounted to the table, is customizable. It can be adapted to the needs of each individual patient and surgeon. MARS is indisputably the most versatile retractor in the market."

The MARS retractor frame features a removable medial blade for increased adaptability; individually retracted blades at three positions; a release lever to relax retractor tension on tissue; cephalad, caudad and lateral blade retraction to allow for multi-level procedures; several table arm attachment points to maintain intraoperative rigidity; infinite blade adjustment; large and small retractor frames to provide additional system flexibility; and up to 20° of blade angulation to provide exposure at all four positions. The frame is available in both large and small sizes. MARS retractor blades, made of radiolucent aluminum, range in length from 40 mm to 120 mm, and are available in both straight and beveled options.

About Globus Medical, Inc.

Globus Medical, Inc. is the largest privately-held spinal implant manufacturer in the world, with more than $100 million in annualized revenue. Based in Audubon, Pa., the company was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of spine professionals with a shared vision to create products that enable spine surgeons to employ both fusion and non-fusion solutions to promote healing in patients with spinal disorders. Globus Medical has a full portfolio of spinal fusion products, burgeoning initiatives in biomaterials development and minimally invasive approaches, and is among the world leaders in the development of motion preservation technologies. Additional information can be accessed at

Source: Globus Medical, Inc. CONTACT: Barbara Link, +1-610-668-2855,, for Globus Medical, Inc. Web site:

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