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Medtronic buys Titan Spine in bid to provide the “most comprehensive portfolio”

Medtronic has completed its acquisition of Titan Spine, which has a range of interbody fusion devices that feature unique surface technology. A press release...

Medtronic completes acquisition of Titan Spine

Medtronic today announced it has completed the acquisition of Titan Spine, a privately-held titanium spine interbody implant and surface technology company. A definitive acquisition...

Medtronic enters into definitive agreement to acquire Titan Spine

Medtronic recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which it will acquire Titan Spine, a privately-held titanium spine interbody...

Southlake Equity leads Series B round of financing to prime Titan Spine for next...

Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on developing surface-enhanced spinal interbody fusion implants, has announced it has closed a substantial round...
Titan Spine Endoskeleton range

Australian surgeries mark first use of Titan Spine’s Endoskeleton interbody

In 2014, the company received clearance from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) to market their range of interbody fusion devices. Two anterior lumbar...
Titan Spine Endoskeleton

Chad Kolean appointed chief financial officer of Titan Spine

Titan Spine has appointed Chad Kolean as chief financial officer. In his role, Kolean will oversee Titan’s Finance Team and work to support the...
Titan Spine Endoskeleton

Titan Spine appoints Ed Graubart as vice president of Professional Development

Titan Spine has announced that Ed Graubart has joined the leadership team as vice president of Professional Development. Graubart will be responsible for enhancing...

Titan Spine reaches one thousand Nanolock implantations milestone

Titan Spine has announced the company has recently exceeded 1,000 implantations of its Endoskeleton titanium interbody fusion devices featuring Nanoolock surface technology since its...

Ted Bird joins Titan Spine as chief commercial officer

Titan Spine has announced that Ted Bird has joined the executive management team as chief commercial officer. According to a company release, Bird will...
Titan Spine Endoskeleton

Titan Spine doubles US sales team

Titan Spine has doubled its sales management team with the addition of nine new members. According to a company release, this is to meet...

Titan Spine initiates full US launch of new NanoLock surface technology

Titan Spine has expanded the distribution of its line of Endoskeleton titanium implants featuring the company’s new proprietary NanoLock surface technology to all of the...

Titan Spine expands distribution agreement to release Endoskeleton implants in Italy

Titan Spine has expanded its distribution agreement with strategic partner MBA to provide its line of Endoskeleton titanium implants to practicing spinal surgeons in...
Titan Spine Endoskeleton

Titan Spine enhances its Endoskeleton warranty

Titan Spine is to provide a free replacement if any of the company’s Endoskeleton interbody fusion devices delaminate or generate particulate debris during implantation,...

Titan Spine appoints Ragan E Cheney as vice president of General Counsel

Titan Spine has appointed of Ragan E Cheney as vice president of the General Counsel. Cheney’s main responsibility will be to protect Titan Spine’s...

Titan Spine executive appointed to FDA-sponsored medical device network

Jeff Dunkel, Titan Spine vice president for Strategic Partnering, has been appointed to the Executive Operations Committee of the Medical Device Epidemiology Network Initiative...

Titan Spine partners with MBA to expand European reach of Endoskeleton titanium implants

Under the agreement, Titan Spine will provide its spinal interbody fusion devices featuring its proprietary surface technology to MBA for distribution in Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Luxembourg, Belgium and the UK.

Titan Spine records significant growth with over 27,000 implanted fusion devices

These figures reflect a significant growth over the past year with the continuing adoption of its spinal interbody fusion devices featuring proprietary surface technology by surgeons.

Titan Spine receives 510(k) clearance for nanoLOCK surface technology

Titan Spine has received 510(k) clearance from the US FDA to market its Endoskeleton line of interbody fusion implants featuring its nanoLOCK surface technology.

Titan Spine receives FDA approval for nanoLOCK surface technology

Titan Spine has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Endoskeleton line of interbody fusion implants featuring its next-generation nanoLOCK surface technology.

Titan Spine chief medical officer awarded Becker’s Healthcare 2014 Leadership Award

Becker's Healthcare selected recipients based on leadership position, innovation in the field, entrepreneurial spirit and thought leadership in the industry. Winners were chosen by a panel of editorial team members and leading spine industry experts.

Titan Spine study wins Whitecloud Award for Best Basic Research at IMAST 2014

Titan Spine has announced that a research paper which evaluated their surface technology was awarded the prestigious Whitecloud Award for Best Basic Science Research from the Scoliosis Research Society.

Titan Spine expands use of its surface technology in the UK and Spain

Titan's Endoskeleton interbody fusion devices feature the company's proprietary implant surface technology, consisting of a unique combination of roughened topographies at the macro, micro, and cellular levels.

Five new patents for Titan Spine

The US Patent and Trademark Office have awarded Titan Spine five new patents for the company's interbody fusion portfolio. These patents relate to the design of the company's Endoskeleton line of interbody devices as well as various aspects of composite devices featuring a combination of metal and polymer materials, such as PEEK.

Titan Spine to hold workshop at DWG German Spine Conference

Titan Spine has announced that it will be holding an educational workshop at the DWG German Spine Conference (5-7 December, Frankfurt, Germany) on 6th December.

Titan Spine and Biomet sign distribution agreement

After signing a distribution agreement with Titan Spine, Biomet is to distribute Titan Spine's Endoskeleton interbody fusion device in Germany.

Titan Spine surface technology may enhance bone growth

A study published ahead of print in The Spine Journal indicates that Titan Spine's surface technology is associated with an increase in the production of key angiogenic factors compared with PEEK.

Four new patents for Titan Spine

Titan Spine has been granted four new patents for its Endoskeleton interbody devices and specialised system instrumentation.

Titan Spine acquires additional patent protection for its spinal implant surface technologies

Titan Spine, a medical device surface technology company focused on the development of spinal interbody fusion implants, announced that it has acquired two patents related to its current and future surface modification techniques.
Life Spine receives approval from FDA

Life Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for the titanium stand-alone ALIF spacer system

Life Spine announced today that it has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the titanium stand-alone ALIF spacer...

Life Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Longbow titanium lateral expandable spacer system

Life Spine has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Longbow titanium lateral expandable spacer system. The Longbow system...
TirboLOX

Captiva Spine’s TirboLOX-L 3D printed titanium lumbar cages receives FDA clearance

Captiva Spine has announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its TirboLOX-L 3D printed Titanium...

Camber Spine announces 510(k) approval of ENZA-A titanium ALIF

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance to Camber Spine to market its ENZA-A titanium anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)...
Life Spine receives approval from FDA

Life Spine announces line extension of PRO-LINK titanium stand-alone cervical spacer system

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance to the PRO-LINK titanium stand-alone cervical spacer system (Life Spine) for spinal fusions. PRO-LINK...

Life Spine’s Prolift and Tibow spacers receive Osseo-Loc titanium surface treatment

Life Spine has announced the full commercial launch of two additions to the Osseo-Loc spinal implant range. The company’s ProLift expandable posterior/transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion...

Spineart launches Juliet Ti titanium inderbody systems

Spineart has received CE marking for its new Juliet Ti lumbar interbody systems. The Juliet Ti PO, OL and TL interbody systems are the first...

ChoiceSpine granted 510(k) clearance for titanium interbody devices

ChoiceSpine has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market titanium lumbar interbody fusion devices. A ChoiceSpine press release states...

Nexxt Spine announces first case with NEXXT MATRIXX SA Cervical Turn-Lock System

Nexxt Spine has announced the first implantation of its NEXXT MATRIXX SA Cervical Turn-Lock system. The system is based around an intentionally engineered 3D...

Centinel Spine announces 3,500 3D-printed devices successfully implanted 

Centinel Spine, a privately-held spine company focused on anterior column reconstruction, has announced its novel FLX technology platform of 3D-printed porous titanium interbody devices.  The...

Nexxt Spine launches cervical turn lock system

Nexxt Spine has announced the next generation of its standalone cervical system with the launch of Stand Alone Cervical Turn Lock (TL). The recently...

Nexxt Spine receives US FDA 510(k) clearance for ALIF and lateral systems

Nexxt Spine has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of two lumbar based systems, for anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) and...

Nexxt Spine announces first implantation of Matrixx corpectomy system

Nexxt Spine has announced the first effective implantation of the Nexxt Matrixx corpectomy system following US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. The corpectomy...

Precision Spine launches Reform Ti pedicle screw system

Precision Spine has launched worldwide the Reform Ti titanium pedicle screw system, designed to provide increased flexibility, versatility, and visibility to take on challenging...

Alphatec announce commercial launch of IdentiTi TLIF posterior oblique porous titanium interbody implant system

Alphatec Holdings announced today the commercial release of its IdentiTi TLIF Posterior Oblique Titanium Interbody Implant System (IdentiTi PO) for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion...
DePuy Conduit

NASS 2019: DePuy Synthes launch 3D printed implant portfolio for spine surgery

The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies today announced that DePuy Synthes has launched the CONDUIT Interbody Platform with EIT Cellular Titanium Technology, further...

Nexxt Spine increases Nexxt Matrixx offerings with Lordotic TLIF Oblique

Nexxt Spine has released their Lordotic TLIF Oblique interbody into the market.  The product is designed for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF), the most...

Spineology announces Duo Angled Instrumentation System

Spineology has announced the launch of the Duo Angled Instrumentation System. The angled instrumentation supplements the Duo Lumbar Interbody Fusion System and allows surgeons...
regatta

SeaSpine announces full commercial launch of Regatta Lateral System

SeaSpine has announced the full commercial launch of the Regatta Lateral System, featuring NanoMetalene technology. According to a press release, Regatta is a comprehensive, minimally invasive lateral...

TLIF IdentiTi posterior curved porous titanium interbody implant system launched

Alphatec Holdings recently announced the commercial release of its IdentiTi-PC porous titanium interbody implant system for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedures (TLIF). “The commercial launch...

Spineology mesh interbody fusion technologies yield excellent/good patient satisfaction scores

Spineology has announced that two abstracts highlighting the company’s proprietary mesh technologies were presented during the 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society for...

Joimax introduces Endoscopic Generation 4 Devices and showcases new 3D-printed titanium implants at DWG

At the 2018 annual meeting of the German Spine Society (DWG; 6—8 December, Wiesbaden, Germany), joimax will be introducing its Endoscopic Generation 4 Devices and...

Spinal Elements announces FDA clearance of Ti-Bond titanium coating as a macro-, micro-, and...

Spinal Elements has recently announced FDA clearance for claims related to the macro-, micro-, and nano-surface structure of its Ti-Bond surface coating technology. Utilising this...
Tetrafuse

RTI Surgical wins 2018 Orthopedics This Week spine technology award for TETRAfuse 3D technology

TETRAfuse 3D technology (RTI Surgical) won a 2018 spine technology award from Orthopedics This Week. RTI Surgical accepted the award at the North American Spine...
Sphynx

FDA approval granted for Eden Spine’s Sphynx

Eden Spine’s Sphynx plating system has been granted FDA clearance, the company has announced. Sphynx was designed to complement the company’s Giza titanium vertebral body...

Zimmer Biomet announces 510(k) clearance for Zyston strut open titanium interbody spacer system

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance for the Zyston strut open titanium interbody spacer system (Zimmer Biomet). This marks...

Stryker spine division’s Tritanium C anterior cervical cage gains momentum with surgeons

The Tritanium C anterior cervical cage, a 3D-printed interbody fusion cage from Stryker’s Spine division intended for use in the cervical spine, has been...

CTL Medical secures FDA approval for its MATISSE Titanium-PEEK ACIF cage implant

CTL Medical, a Dallas-based medical device manufacturing and service company, has secured US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and approval to market its...

Camber Spine Technologies announces first 100 implantations of SPIRA-C Open Matrix Cervical Interbody device

Camber Spine, a leading innovator in spinal and medical technologies, has announced the first surgeries using the company's proprietary SPIRA™-C Open Matrix Cervical Interbody...

Life Spine announces sales growth of ProLift Expandable Spacer System for 2017

Life Spine announced on 16 January that revenues for ProLift Expandable Spacer System grew by 493% for 2017 as compared to 2016. “With the...

Spineology completes first lateral post-market study cases using novel implant design

Spineology has announced the completion of the first post-market study cases using its recently FDA-cleared Duo Lumbar Interbody Fusion System. In October, the company...

Rectifying a failed titanium fusion with PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA Enhanced cage and iliac crest autograft

This case report is sponsored by INVIBIO™ To view this case report as a PDF, please click here. Timothy Bassett, MD (SouthEastern Spine Specialists, Tuscaloosa, AL,...
Park Ridge Health awarded Spine Center of Excellence by Joint Commission

US health centre awarded Spine Center of Excellence certification

Park Ridge Health (Hendersonville, USA) has been awarded a Gold Seal of Approval for its certification as a Spine Center of Excellence from the...
Nuvasive have announced the released of the porous titanium Modulus XLIF

Nuvasive launches 3D-printed porous titanium implant Modulus XLIF

Medical device company Nuvasive have launched a new porous titanium interbody implant for their XLIF procedures, named the Modulus. The Modulus XLIF device is...
Spineology Elite

Spineology initiates full market release of Elite expandable interbody fusion system

Spineology has initiated a full market release of the Elite expandable interbody fusion system. More than 300 cases have been completed using Elite to...
Nexxt Spine Nexxt Matrix

US FDA clears Nexxt Spine’s Nexxt Matrixx system

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) marketing clearance to Nexxt Spine for its Nexxt Matrixx system. The devices leverage "Nexxt generation"...
Medicrea UNID lab

World-first 360-degree personalised spine surgery takes place in UK

Patient-specific titanium instrumentation has been implanted from the front and back, creating the first ever 360-degree personalised spinal surgery. Orthopaedic surgeon Benjamin Taylor performed the...
Nuvasive acquires Vertera Spine

NuVasive acquires Vertera Spine

NuVasive has announced the company's acquisition of Vertera Spine, a privately-held medical device company developing and commercialising interbody implants for spinal fusion using patented...

Spine Wave to launch Proficient posterior cervical spine system

Spine Wave is to launch the Proficient posterior cervical spine system. This marks the company’s entrance into the posterior cervical fixation market. A full launch...

Camber Spine exceeds 150th Enza ALIF implantation

Camber Spine Technologies has exceeded 150 implantations of the Enza zero-profile anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) device launched last July. “We have been doing anterior...

First clinical use of Life Spine’s TiBow expandable spacer system

Life Spine has announced the first clinical uses of its TiBow minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) expandable spacer system featuring Osseo-Loc surface...

US FDA clears Vertera Spine’s porous PEEK Coalesce LIF device

Vertera Spine has announced that the company’s Coalesce lumbar interbody fusion device has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for use...

Designing spines: Innovations in patient-specific 3D printing

Three-dimensional printing—also known as additive manufacturing—is one of the most exciting platforms shaping technology across sectors as diverse as art, food production and medicine....

Life Spine launches Prolift lordotic expandable interbody solution

Life Spine has announced the launch of its Prolift lordotic expandable interbody solution with the company’s Osseo-Loc technology. Prolift lordotic allows for in-situ disc height...

US FDA clears Life Spine’s Cranial Fusion system

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Life Spine for its Cranial Fusion system. This clearance expands the indications...

Porous PEEK demonstrates greater osseintegration than micro-textured titanium

The virtues of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) as a material for spinal implants are well documented. PEEK’s radiolucency along with its similar strength and stiffness to...

US FDA clears Life Spine’s Plateau-C Ti cervical spacer system

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) market clearance to Life Spine’s Plateau-C Ti cervical spacer system. The system utilises the company’s...

Aesculap launches spine device warranty for PlasmaporeXP-coated interbodies

Aesculap has announced a new warranty program on its established portfolio of surface-enhanced interbodies for spinal fusion. This warranty announcement coincides with the launch...

First US implantation of Spineway’s Mont-Blanc minimally invasive implant takes place

The completion of the first minimally invasive surgery using Spineway’s Mont-Blanc minimally invasive surgery product line has taken place in the USA. The operation...
Spineology Elite

US FDA clears Spineology Elite for narrower size and expanded indication

The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared Spineology’s Elite expandable interbody fusion system for a new size and an expanded indication. Included in...

SeaSpine launches Vu a.Pod prime nanometalene ALIF system

SeaSpine has begun a full commercial launch of its Vu a.Pod prime nanometalene system. The system features a zero-profile, standalone anterior lumbar interbody device that...

SpineSource to distribute Kisco’s L-Varlock expandable lumbar cage in the USA

SpineSource has entered into a long-term exclusive distribution agreement with Kisco International to market, sell and distribute Kisco’s L-Varlock expandable lumbar cage for vertebral...

Precision Spine receives US FDA 510(k) clearance for ShurFit system

Precision Spine has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its ShurFit ACIF 2C anterior cervical interbody system. The...

US FDA clears Precision Spine’s AccuFit lateral plating system

Precision Spine has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its AccuFit lateral plating system. The AccuFit plate is designed to provide...

DePuy Synthes Spine launches two new products to bring “better standardisation to the field”

Spinal News International recently met with DePuy Synthes Spine’s Dan Wildman and Bill Horton to discuss the company’s aims, strategies, and upcoming product releases....

Depuy Synthes Spine launches Synfix Evolution system

DePuy Synthes Spine has launched the Synfix Evolution system, a new implant for stand-alone anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). The Synfix Evolution system delivers...

SeaSpine receives two US FDA 510(k) clearances

SeaSpine has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Shoreline ACS anterior cervical standalone system, featuring TruProfile technology,...
Stryker

Stryker Tritanium PL cage displays superior bone in-growth to PEEK-only and titanium-sprayed PEEK cages

A pre-clinical study of Stryker’s new 3D-printed, highly-porous Tritanium PL interbody cage has found that using the device can result in “statistically superior range-of-motion,...

Life Spine announces initial clinical cases with Pro-Link Ti stand-alone cervical spacer system

Life Spine has successfully completed initial cases with its recently-launched Pro-Link Ti stand-alone cervical spacer system. Pro-Link Ti offers a low-profile, stand-alone cervical interbody,...

Spineology announces FDA clearance of Rampart Duo interbody fusion system

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given clearance to Spineology’s Rampart Duo interbody fusion system. The Rampart Duo device is the first...

US FDA clears Life Spine’s Pro-Link Ti stand-alone cervical spacer system

Life Spine has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) marketing clearance to the company’s Pro-Link Ti stand-alone cervical...

US FDA clears Spineart Juliet Ti lumbar interbody devices

Spineart has received 510(k) clearances from the US Food and Drug Administration to market its new Juliet Ti lumbar interbody systems in the USA....

SpineCraft release Astra spinal system in the USA

SpineCraft has launched the Astra system, designed for spinal deformity correction, tumour, trauma and degenerative procedures. The system also includes a new revision and...

SeaSpine launches Hollywood VI NanoMetalene interbody device

SeaSpine has announced the full commercial launch of its Hollywood VI NanoMetalene transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion device. Hollywood VI NanoMetalene is indicated for use in...

SpineCraft Apex reaches 15,000 surgery milestone

SpineCraft reports it has completed 15,000 Apex spine system surgeries globally. The instrumentation system is designed for complex deformity correction as well as tumour, trauma...

LDR announces first surgeries using ROI-C cervical cage with titanium coating

LDR has announced the initial implantations of the ROI-C titanium-coated cervical cage. The first surgeries were performed by Mark Giovanini, a board-certified neurosurgeon specialising...

Eden Spine Sphynx receives CE mark

Eden Spine’s Sphynx plating system has been granted CE mark approval. Made of titanium, the low profile Sphynx is intended to be implanted via the...

Life Spine reports success for initial cases with Plateau-Ti spacer system

Life Spine has reported that the first cases have been successfully performed with the company’s Plateau-Ti spacer system. Plateau-Ti is a titanium interbody system using...

Centinel Spine launches Midline II-Ti in USA and Australia

Centinel Spine has expanded its Midline II-Ti product range—a Ti-Active coated, no-profile, anterior lumbar integrated interbody device—in the USA and Australia. Midline II-Ti is the...

K2M Ravine research to be presented at Spineweek 2016

Research on K2M’s Ravine lateral access system is to be presented at the SpineWeek 2016 Annual Meeting (May 16-20, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore). "The Ravine...

Stryker’s Spine division debuts 3D-printed Tritanium posterior lumbar cage

Stryker’s Spine division has introduced the Tritanium posterior lumbar (PL) cage, a 3D-printed intervertebral body fusion device designed to aid in lumbar spinal fixation...

SpineSource launches expandable L-Varlock lumbar cage in USA

SpineSource has launched the L-Varlock lumbar cage in the USA. According to a company release, the L-Varlock is the only expandable interbody that can...

Life Spine Prolift expandable interbody system receives FDA clearance

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) marketing clearance to Life Spine for the Prolift expandable interbody system. The all-titanium Prolift system...

Spineart Perla receives FDA 510(k) marketing clearance

The Perla system is intended for stabilisation of spinal segments as an adjunct to fusion of the cervical spine (C1 to C7) and the thoracic spine (T1 to T3).

Wenzel Spine receives US Food and Drug Administration approval to market VariLift-LX interbody fusion...

VariLift-LX is indicated to be implanted in a unilateral or bilateral capacity via a posterior or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion interbody fusion approach, and may be used stand-alone, without supplemental fixation.

Seaspine announces new Cambria NanoMetalene cervical interbody fusion device.

The device is an "ultra-thin" layer of commercially pure titanium, molecularly bonded to a PEEK-Optima implant. It is designed for use as an adjunct to fusion in patients with degenerative disc disease, and for use in anterior cervical discectomy procedures.

SeaSpine launches Ventura NanoMetalene interbody device

Ventura NanoMetalene, which is commercially available and has been successfully implanted, is indicated for use as an adjunct to fusion in patients with degenerative disc disease.

Centinel Spine implants first Stalif Midline II-Ti device

Centinel Spine has implanted its first two Stalif Midline II-Ti devices at Texas Health Plano, Plano and Florida Hospital Carrollwood, Tampa, USA.

Centinel Spine is granted the first cervical multilevel indication for its Stalif C integrated...

The Stalif C product family had been previously cleared for use in conjunction with autograft or allogeneic bone graft at a single level in patients with degenerative disc disease of the cervical spine.

Nanovis Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance of its FortiBridge cervical plating system

Nanovis Spine's FortiBridge cervical plates are designed to complement the Nanovis' FortiCore cervical interbody implant system.

Aurora Spine launches minimally invasive Vox lateral interbody system with TiNano

Vox is Aurora Spine's modern, minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion system featuring TiNano titanium spray coating technology, which will allow for bone ongrowth due to its porous structure.

First operation with individualised 3D-printed cervical titanium implant completed

The operation was planned and executed by Uwe Spetzger, professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery of the Klinikum Karlsruhe in Germany.

Data demonstrate reduced subsidence of Endoskeleton titanium interbody fusion implants compared to PEEK

The study compared the subsidence rate and overall subsidence amount of Titan Spine's Endoskeleton TA device with a commercially-available PEEK device at the annual meeting of ISASS.

X-spine launches anterior lumbar standalone fusion system

Irix-A combines a polymer body with an integrated titanium ring for added strength and durability, a titanium plasma coating of bone-apposing surfaces and a locking mechanism for screw fixation.

DePuy Synthes Spine expands indication for Synapse occipital-cervical-thoracic system

First screw-rod occipital-cervical-thoracic system cleared for the use of screws in the posterior cervical spine.

Centinel Spine to launch Ti-ACTIVE at NASS 2014

Centinel Spine will launch Ti-ACTIVE, a commercially-pure titanium coating, at the 2014 North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, USA.

Medtronic announces global launch of its titanium-coated peek interbody fusion devices

Medtronic introduced its pure titanium coating (PTC) platform of interbody fusion devices for the spine at the 2014 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) annual meeting in Boston. The PTC platform includes four products.

Aurora Spine launches MIS EOS interbody system featuring TiNano

Aurora Spine has launched another new product in its line of next-generation minimally invasive surgery lumbar lumbar interbody cages. EOS is the company's modern, minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion system featuring TiNano titanium spray coating technology.

Aurora Spine announces first surgery using TiNano cage

Aurora Spine Corporation has announced the first surgery using the Discovery interbody cage with TiNano plasma spray coating. The surgery, a multi-level case, was performed at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, California, USA by Neville Alleyne.

French surgeon performs world’s first spinal fusion surgery using customised 3D printed spine cages

Medicrea's UNiD anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) customisation service exactly reproduces the anatomic details of a patient's vertebral plates.

Aurora Spine receives FDA 510(k) clearance for sterile-packed TiNano coated interbody systems

Aurora Spine has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for sterile-packed titanium plasma spray coated (TiNano) spinal fusion implants, developed to support the entire spine from cervical to lumbar.

NICE consults on a new spine-straightening device for children with scoliosis

NICE is consulting on its draft medical technology guidance on a device that aims to straighten and lengthen the spine of children with scoliosis.

Market launch of three new X-spine spinal implant systems

X-spine has launched three recently US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared spinal implant systems. The systems are the IRIX-C cervical integrated interbody fusion system, the AXLE-X extended angle interspinous fixation system and the SILEX sacroiliac joint fusion system.

Joimax will present its MIS fusion system at Eurospine

Joimax has announced it will be launching its EndoLIF oblique cage at Eurospine (2-4 October, Liverpool, UK). The system is first endoscopic assisted interbody fusion device.

Spinal Elements license portfolio of products for the lumbar spine

Spinal Elements has announced that they have licensed a portfolio of patents essential for accessing the lumbar spine from a lateral approach and placing implants from that approach.

FDA approves X-spine’s Zygafix facet fusion system

X-spine has announced that it has received FDA clearance for its new spinal implant system, the Zygafix.

Orthofix launches its Construx mini PEEK titanium composite spacer system

The Construx mini PEEK titanium composite spacer system, from Orthofix, has been launched onto the market.

NuVasive spinal implants for posterior spine fusion procedures cleared for use in Japan

Double approval of spinal titanium alloy implants allows better access for Japanese surgeons to NuVasive products.

Paediatric patients have abnormally elevated levels of titanium and niobium after spinal instrumentation surgery

Thomas Cundy and colleagues have found that paediatric patients have abnormally elevated serum titanium and niobium levels up to 12 months after receiving titanium-based implants.

Nexxt Spine gets FDA clearance for spinal implants made of Solvay’s Zeniva PEEK

The Zeniva PEEK material offers biocompatibility, chemical inertness, and a modulus of elasticity that is close to that of bone.

FDA grants Eden Spine 510(K) clearance for its new vertebral body replacement

The Giza is an expandable titanium vertebral body replacement, with rotatable endplates, that provide multiple angulation options by simple endplates rotation.

K2M to launch a series of products at the North American Spine Society annual...

K2M products to be launched include a pedicle screw system, an interbody device designed for stabilisation of the spine through an anterior approach, an interbody system for posterior lumbar applications and a minimally invasive system to address spine deformity, trauma and tumor.

FDA clears Endoskeleton TAS anterior fusion device for the lumbar spine

"The combination of immediate stabilisation and the osteoinductive properties of the implant's micro and nano textures represent a significant advance in spine surgery," commented Fred Geisler, Chicago, USA.

Alphatec Spine’s OsseoFix is on an uptake roll

Over 100 patients have been treated with the OsseoFix Spinal Fracture Reduction System for vertebral compression fractures in Europe.

Alphatec Spine licenses new technology to treat lumbar spinal stenosis

The company has entered into a licence agreement allowing it to develop and commercialise Helifix and Helifuse, proprietary concepts for two interspinous devices to treat lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).

PEEK-coated implants generate particulate debris upon impaction

Data from a Titan Spine biomechanical study demonstrating that titanium coated polyetheretherketone implants generate particulate debris during impactionhave been published in The Spine Journal.
Australian surgeries mark first use of Titan Spine’s Endoskeleton interbody

FDA clears launch of Endoskeleton TL device for lateral spinal fusion

The Endoskeleton TL (Titan Spine) represents the first lateral fusion device to feature surface technology that is designed to participate in the fusion process by creating an osteogenic response to the implant's topography.

Study supports use of Endoskeleton interbody device

A study presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS; 3-5 April 2013, Vancouver, Canada) indicated that Titan Spine's Endoskeleton interbody device is associated with a 100% fusion rate.

Medtronic launches Adaptix interbody system in USA

Medtronic has announced the US launch of Adaptix interbody system, the first navigated titanium implant with Titan nanoLOCK surface technology, a proprietary blend of...
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Back Pain Centers of America launches free e-book for patients considering back surgery

Back Pain Centers of America, a call centre which connects people searching for solutions to their neck and back pain with spine specialists, have...
Spinal fusion device market expected to grow to US$11 billion by 2025

Spinal fusion device industry to be worth US$11 billion by 2025

A report from Transparency Market Research estimates that the total value of the spinal fusion device industry will reach US$11.0 billion (£8.2 billion, €9.3...

Surface innovation in spinal technology

Surface technology for interbody fusion implants is an area of massive growth in the spinal market, with a large number of device companies and...
Australian surgeries mark first use of Titan Spine’s Endoskeleton interbody

New US Medicare coding covers nanotextured surfaces on interbody fusion devices

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has created of a new technology International Classification of Diseases, Revision 10 (ICD-10) code for...

Delivering innovation to the market through data

Jeff Dunkel, vice president of strategic partnership at Titan Spine, talks exclusively to Spinal News International about his appointment to the Executive Operations Committee...

Data suggesting that PEEK produces an inflammatory environment favouring cell death published

Specifically, the data, published in Spine, show that fibrous tissue formation around PEEK implants "may be due to the creation of an inflammatory environment."

Studies find FlareHawk expandable cage safe and efficacious 

Integrity Implants, has today announced the publication of recent clinical articles in the International Journal of Spine Surgery (IJSS) which highlight the safety and...
NuVasive

NuVasive launches Cohere XLIF

NuVasive announced today the launch of their Cohere eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fudion (XLIF), a Porous PEEK interbody for use in XLIF and X360 surgeries. This...

Orthofix FIREBIRD SI fusion system receives additional US FDA clearance for nanotechnology

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Orthofix Medical 510(k) clearance for the nanotechnology feature of the Firebird SI fusion system, the 3D-printed titanium bone screw with nanotechnology designed to compress and...

Initial data from LimiFlex IDE trial presented at IMAST 2020

Initial results of a US Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) trial studying use of a novel paraspinous tension band (LimiFlex, Empirical Spine) for the treatment...

CoreLink launches F3D-C2 standalone cervical system

CoreLink has announced the commercial launch and 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the F3D-C2 standalone cervical system. The system...

Orthofix announces FDA clearance for Firebird SI fusion system

Orthofix has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and the first patient implants of the Firebird SI fusion system. The system...

NuVasive expands Advanced Materials Science implant portfolio

NuVasive has announced the expansion of its Advanced Materials Science (AMS) implant portfolio with the commercial launch of the Modulus XLIF dual sided plate,...

How will technology shape spinal surgery during the next decade?

The last decade proved to be a turning point in the use of advanced technologies in spinal surgery, with developments in areas such as...

UK regulator review sees NuVasive suspend supply of Magec rods

NuVasive has suspended the supply of all Magec rods to the UK and Ireland while the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)...

Positive fusion data reported for FlareHawk interbody implant

Integrity Implants has announced positive data from a retrospective study demonstrating favourable fusion efficacy with its FlareHawk interbody implant. The study, ‘Transforaminal/posterior lumbar interbody...

ISASS20: PEEK-on-ceramic disc shows decrease in pain and disability scores after two-level TDR

Preliminary results of an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study into two-level cervical total disc replacement (TDR) using a polyetheretherketone (PEEK)-on-ceramic implant (Simplify Medical), showed that the...
Simplify Disc

ISASS20: PEEK cervical disc improves MRI scan visualisation

The use of a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) cervical disc allows for significantly improved visualisation of surrounding spinal and neuro structures on postoperative magnetic resonance imaging...

Texas Back Institute performs first minimally invasive case with DeGen’s E3 MIS system

DeGen Medical has announced the first implant of the E3 MIS pedicle screw system at Texas Back Institute in Plano, USA. The minimally invasive...
CTL Amedica

US patent granted for CTL’s screw offset blocking mechanism

CTL Amedica Corporation has been granted an official patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a screw offset blocking mechanism, which has...
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US FDA approval for Medicrea’s patient-matched interbody cages

Medicrea has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for UNiD IB3D patient-matched interbody cages which completes its UNiD ASI (adaptive spine intelligence)...

Hedron IA 3D printed ALIF spacer used in vertebral body fixation procedure

Globus Medical has announced the first procedure using the Hedron IA implant, a 3D printed integrated ALIF spacer that leverages anchors or screws for...

CoreLink passes 5,000 3D printed spinal implant milestone

CoreLink has announced the implantation of over 5,000 3D printed devices using its proprietary Mimetic Metal technology. Mimetic Metal is an additively manufactured technology that...
tetrafuse

RTI Surgical announces publication of TETRAfuse PEKK study

RTI Surgical has announced the publication of a study evaluating the in-vivo material characteristics of 3D-printed Polyetherketoneketone (PEKK), TETRAfuse 3D spinal interbody implants compared...

ulrich medical USA launches Momentum rod-screw system

ulrich medical USA has announced the commercial release of its inaugural rod-screw system, the Momentum posterior spinal fixation system.  The Momentum System addresses a comprehensive...
Stryker Sahara

Stryker receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Sahara Lateral 3D interbody system

Stryker has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Sahara Lateral 3D expandable interbody system. The product will...

Can 3D printing revolutionise spinal implants?

Redd Warburton, a senior executive search consultant specialising in orthopaedics and spine,  has been exploring how 3D printing has the potential to revolutionise the...
icotec

Icotec earns FDA clearance for pedicle screw system

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Swiss devicemaker Icotec 510(k) clearance for its VADERone pedicle screw system, used for minimally-invasive and...

NYU Langone performs first US procedure with newly approved device to reduce herniated disc...

NYU Langone Health last month became the first centre in the USA to perform a discectomy with repair of a large annular defect using...
radiculopathy

Cages in ACDF are associated with a higher non-union rate than allograft

Investigators found a higher rate of non-union associated with intervertebral cages than with allograft in a recent retrospective analysis, which led to the conclusion...
tetrafuse

First patient enrolled in clinical study of Fortilink interbody fusion device

It was recently announced that RTI Surgical has enrolled the first patient in its "Clinical evaluation of Fortilink interbody fusion device with TETRAfuse 3D technology...

“The best of all worlds”: A surgeon’s clinical experience with the Lucent® XP Expandable...

This advertorial has been sponsored by INVIBIO ™ Hyun W Bae, MD, is a medical director at The Spine Institute (Saint John’s Health Center, Santa...

OrthoPediatrics announces global launch of new BandLoc DUO

OrthoPediatrics has announced the launch of BandLoc DUO, the latest addition to the BandLoc 5.5/6.0mm system. BandLoc is a temporary implant for use in orthopaedic surgery,...

Ulrich medical USA announces entry and first global implantation of expandable implant technology

Ulrich medical USA has announced the market entry of a vertebral body replacement device which is the company's flagship technology in the US spine implant...

OrthoPediatrics announces full-scale US launch of small stature scoliosis system

The RESPONSE 4.5/5.0mm System (OrthoPediatrics) has been launched in the USA. The company’s newest system, which received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)...

A neurosurgeon’s experience with PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA Enhanced devices

This advertorial has been sponsored by INVIBIO™ Jill Wright Donaldson, MD, is a neurosurgeon at Community Hospital North (Indianapolis, IN, USA), specialising in the surgical...

Bio2 Technologies receives FDA IDE approval to begin clinical study of resorbable cervical interbody...

Bio2 Technologies, a privately held orthopaedics company, has announced that it received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin enrolment in an...
Cayman

K2M receives FDA clearance for Cayman United Plate System

Following the completion of its first surgical cases, K2M has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and a CE mark for its...
Simplify Disc

First patient enrolled in clinical trial evaluating the Simplify artificial cervical disc

Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists have announced the enrollment of the initial patients within Simplify Medical’s clinical trial to evaluate the Simplify Disc, its novel investigational...
Centerline

First robotically assisted surgeries with Centerline cortical screw and Prolift expandable spacer take place

The first surgeries with robotically assisted minimally disruptive placement of the Centerline cortical screw system and the Prolift expandable spacer system (Life Spine) in...

Fortilink-TS and –L IBF systems with TETRAfuse 3D technology launches commercially

The commercial launch of Fortilink-TS and –L IBF systems (RTI Surgical) with TETRAfuse 3D technology has added to a growing series of interbody fusion...

CoreLink acquires medical device company Expanding Orthopedics

CoreLink, a manufacturer of spinal implant systems, acquired Israel-based Expanding Orthopedics, a privately held medical device developer. Along with the FDA cleared expanding and articulating...

Expanded commercial release of Clutch interspinous process device

Spinal Elements, a spine technology company, has announced the release of its Clutch interspinous process device. This new product further enhances the breadth of...

Auto-registration more clinically accurate than point-to-point registration in navigation assisted spinal surgery

Auto-registration is better than point-to-point registration with respect to clinical accuracy when using the same active infrared navigation system during spinal surgery. This is...

Advancing spinal surgery with 3D-printed Tritanium® implants “engineered for bone”

Stryker’s 3D-printed Tritanium In-Growth Technology continues to impact spinal surgery. A novel, highly porous titanium material designed for bone in-growth and biological fixation1, Tritanium...

Emerging Implant Technologies on target with disruptive spinal implant designs

This article is sponsored by EIT, LLC. Emerging Implant Technologies (EIT): Cellular Titanium® for improved fusion results Frustration at the clinical shortcomings of existing cage designs...
Nuvasive

Research shows NuVasive porous PEEK structure maintains high porosity after impaction

The NuVasive porous polyether-ether-ketone (PEEK) material shows minimal surface damage upon impaction compared to titanium-coated devices, concludes a study recently published in The Spine...
3D

3D printing: the future of spinal implants?

Daniel Spencer is a business manager at Charlton Morris, an executive search firm specialising in the medical space. Here, he argues that 3D printing...

Astura Medical announces initial cases and full commercial release for Bridalveil OCT stabilisation system

Spine technology company Astura Medical has today announced the completion of the initial surgeries and full commercial release for its Bridalveil Occipital-Cervico-Thoracic (OCT) system....

Orthofix announces 510(k) clearance and US limited market launch of FORZA XP Expandable Spacer...

Orthofix International, a global medical device company focused on musculoskeletal healing products, has announced the 510(k) clearance and US limited market launch of the...
Vertera Spine Cohere

NuVasive extends porous PEEK interbody to TLIF and PLIF procedures

NuVasive announced on 4 January the launch of the company’s Coalesce Thoracolumbar Interbody Fusion Device as well as FDA 510(k) clearance for expanded indications of...
i-FACTOR bone graft Cerapedics

i-FACTOR™: Small peptide, big impact

This article is sponsored by Cerapedics, Inc. A FAST, RELIABLE AND PROVEN ALTERNATIVE TO AUTOGRAFT i-FACTOR peptide-enhanced bone graft is challenging the gold standard in bone...
Camber Spine Spira-C

Spira-C cervical interbody cleared by US FDA

Camber Spine has announced the clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of its Spira-C Open Matrix cervical interbody device, a fusion...
Medicrea IB3D TB cage

IB3D 3D-printed interbody devices cleared by US FDA

Medicrea yesterday announced the clearance of their additively-manufactured IB3D titanium interbody devices by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and introduced a new...
IFuse 3D plus autograft bone growth

“Significantly more bone infiltration” with 3D-printed triangular sacroiliac joint fusion implants

The popularity of sacroiliac joint fusion has grown rapidly over the past five years, with SI-Bone’s Ifuse device leading the market. Recently approved by...
The 3D-printed sternum waiting to be implanted

Success for first personalised, 3D-printed sternum implant procedure in USA

A US-first surgery to replace the sternum and part of the ribcage of a 20-year-old woman has been successfully completed by a team of...
Stryker

Stryker reaches 100 surgeon milestone for “game-changing” Serrato screws

Stryker’s Serrato pedicle screws have been implanted by more than 100 surgeons across the USA during the first 30 days of limited release. A...
Stryker Tritanium C

US FDA clears Stryker’s Tritanium C anterior cervical cage

Stryker’s Tritanium C anterior cervical cage, a 3D-printed interbody fusion cage intended for use in the cervical spine, has received 510(k) clearance from the...
Stryker

US FDA clears Stryker’s Serrato pedicle screw

Stryker’s Spine division has announced that its Serrato pedicle screw, intended for use in the non-cervical spine as part of the company’s Xia 3...

US Food and Drug Administration clears CTL Medical’s Matisse ACIF cage

CTL Medical has secured US Food and Drug (FDA) clearance to market its new Matisse titanium anterior cervical interbody fusion (ACIF) cage implant with...

EIT receives US FDA 510(k) approval for entire 3D-printed cage portfolio

Emerging Implant Technologies (EIT) has received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commercialise its spinal interbody product offerings for...

Emerging technologies, education and evidence in the spinal world

In a market booming with new technologies and therapies, spinal surgeons are spoilt for choice when it comes to implants and other devices. Stryker’s...
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K2M releases Capri Small 3D Static corpectomy cage system

K2M’s Capri Small 3D Static corpectomy cage system has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Capri Small 3D Static...

US FDA clears Meditech’s Cure lumbar plating system

Meditech Spine has received 510(k) clearance for its Cure lumbar plating (LP) system from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The system is...
Medicrea UNID lab

Additive manufacturing has “changed the trajectory of the medical device industry”

Thomas Mosnier, chief scientific officer of Medicrea—manufacturer of personalised devices such as the UNiD Rod for scoliosis treatment—talks to Spinal News International about the...

Spinal News International Issue 43 – May 2017

Highlights: - Porous PEEK demonstrates greater osseintegration than micro-textured titanium - SMART trial shows nerve ablation “well-tolerated and effective” - Janice Werbinski and Kim Templeton: The criticality of gender specific medicine in spine health -...

K2M releases Mojave PL 3D first-to-market expandable interbody system

K2M’s Mojave posterior lumbar (PL) 3D expandable interbody system has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). According to a...

K2M introduces Sahara AL expandable stabilisation system

K2M has launched the Sahara AL expandable stabilisation system, the company's first expandable product within its interbody portfolio. Sahara AL is the only lordotic...
Vertera Spine Cohere

US CMS issues new code to track use of radiolucent porous interbody fusion devices

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a new ICD-10 code (10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases...

Providence receives FDA clearance for Cavux cervical cage and Ally facet screws

Providence Medical Technology has announced recent 510(k) clearances from the US Food and Drug Administration for the standalone use of the Cavux cervical cage-L...

First-time US FDA clearance for Nuvasive’s greater than two-level cervical interbody implant system

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Nuvasive for the CoRoent small interbody system indicated for intervertebral body fusion...

Nanovis announces the 2,000th FortiCore interbody implantation

The 2,000th implantation Nanovis’ Forticore has taken place as part of the company’s alpha product launch. The FortiCore posterior lumbar interbody fusion device comprises...

K2M launches Balance ACS 3D platform

K2M has introduced Balance ACS, a platform designed to apply three-dimensional solutions for spine patients. Balance ACS is intended to focus on achieving balance...
SI-Bone Ifuse

Sacroiliac joint fixation with screws leads to more revision than fusion with SI-Bone Ifuse

A single-centre retrospective study of patients who had undergone sacroiliac joint fusion has compared revision rates between those who received fusion via titanium triangular...

Spinal Elements Magnum+ achieves 96% solid fusion at seven months

Data obtained from a retrospective study involving the Spinal Elements’ Magnum+ device used in anterior lumbar interbody fusion have demonstrated a 96% rate of...

First procedures with Spinal Elements’ Katana lateral system successfully performed

The first procedures using Spinal Elements’ minimally invasive Katana lateral system have been successfully completed. The Katana lateral system is a muscle-splitting system that is...

Providence Medical launches Cavux cervical cage and Dtrax spinal system

  Providence Medical Technology's Cavux Providence Medical Technology has announced the commercial launch of its new Cavux cervical cage-L and Dtrax spinal system-L. The Cavix Cervical Cage-L...
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K2M launches Cascadia interbody systems in the USA

K2M has launched its award-winning Cascadia interbody systems, featuring the company’s Lamellar 3D titanium technology in the USA at the 2016 North American Spine...

Globus Medical launches Quartex occipito-cervico-thoracic stabilisation system

Globus Medical has launched the Quartex occipito-cervico-thoracic (OCT) stabilisation system. According to a company release, the product offers a variety of solutions to the...

K2M expands 3D-printed MIS Cascadia lateral interbody system

K2M has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expand its Cascadia lateral interbody system, featuring the company’s Lamellar...

Spinal Elements reaches 10,000 Ti-Bond implant milestone, initiates warranty programme

Spinal Elements has announced that over 10,000 Ti-Bond interbody devices have been implanted. To celebrate this milestone a Ti-Bond warranty programme has been initiated. Ti-Bond...

ulrich medical USA releases neon3 posterior cervical system

ulrich medical USA has released the neon3 posterior cervical system, which is intended to provide immobilisation and stabilisation of spinal segments as an adjunct...

FDA approves Medtronic’s Prestige LP for two-level procedures

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Prestige LP cervical disc for the treatment of cervical disc disease causing nerve or...

Spinal Elements receives FDA 510(k) clearance for expandable interbody device

Spinal Elements has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market a line of expandable interbody fusion devices.  The clearance...

FDA clears two K2M 3D-printed Cascadia devices

K2M has received 510(k) clearances from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Cascadia cervical and the Cascadia AN lordotic oblique...

FDA grants Orthofix 510(k) clearance for Forza PTC interbody spacer system

Orthofix International has received US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance, and announced the US limited market launch of the Forza PTC (PEEK titanium...

Three-dimensional printing for spinal implants

One of the most exciting areas of technology for spine is probably 3D printing which allows for the creation of virtually anything that can...

FDA approves Medicrea’s patient-specific UNiD cervical rod

The US Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA) has approved the UNiD cervical rod for spinal surgery, when secured by their PASS OCT posterior cervical...

Medicrea UNiD reaches 500 surgery milestone

Medicrea’s UNiD lab services have now been used in more than 500 surgeries worldwide. The services include a real-time support team to surgeons in...

Medtronic launches Avila interbody fusion device in Europe

Medtronic has launched the Avila interbody fusion device for levels L2-S1 in open and minimally invasive anterior lumbar interbody fusion and oblique lateral interbody...

FDA clears Stryker Tritanium PL posterior lumbar cage

The posterior lumbar cage is intended for use in patients with degenerative disc disease, grade I spondylolisthesis and degenerative scoliosis.

ulrich medical USA launches uNion cervical plate system

The uNion cervical plate system is a titanium alloy spinal implant device used to provide mechanical stabilisation and anterior fixation of the cervical spine as an adjunct to fusion.

First surgical case performed successfully using K2M Cascadia lateral interbody system

This case "performed in the USA "follows the product's recent US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) and CE mark clearance.

Teenager partners with K2M to design spinal implant for scoliosis

A teenager at Tufts University, Medford, USA has spent three years developing a titanium-alloy spinal implant for adolescents with scoliosis, which expands as the patient grows, according to a report in Qmed.

Two-level cervical disc arthroplasty is an effective alternative to ACDF at five years

A study has shown that the procedure can offer an earlier return to work and fewer reoperations treatment by ACDF.

Minimally invasive implant procedure shown to be highly effective in treatment of sacroiliac joint...

A clinical trial featured in the November issue of Neurosurgery has shown that minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion using triangular titanium implants is highly effective in reducing pain and disability for patients with sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction.

joimax launches EndoLIF on-cage and iLESSYS Delta Interlaminar System

joimax has launched a 3D-printed titanium alloy - the EndoLIF On-Cage - and its iLESSYS Delta interlaminar system, at the 30th annual North American Spine Society meeting in Chicago.

Zeniva PEEK enables breakthrough intervertebral joint fusion technology, claims Solvay

Rather than coating the fusion device, this surface treatment is grown directly from the bulk PEEK material of Vertera Spine's Cohere system. Solvay's Zeniva PEEK is made up of both the porous surface technology and the device on which it is grown.

Prestige LP cervical disc patients maintain improved outcomes at seven years

Medtronic has announced favourable seven-year data maintaining improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction for the Prestige LP cervical disc compared to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF).

Providence Medical Technology launches proprietary surface technology which it claims can enhance the cervical...

Cavux, which is designed to speed bone fusion during the healing process, has been introduced by Providence Medical Technology. It is a surface technology that produces micro-textures on titanium surfaces, using micro- and nano-textures created across the implant surface area serve to enhance the fusion process.

NuVasive receives first FDA 510(k) clearance of cervical corpectomy cage

The X-Core Mini cervical corpectomy system is an expandable titanium vertebral body replacement device designed to provide enhanced stability following a corpectomy procedure.

Signus launches the Diplomat pedicle screw system

Developed in cooperation with international spine experts, the Diplomat system is a posterior fixation system that provides user-friendly and reliable instrumentation for all spine treatments.

Amedica introduces the Valeo II lateral lumbar interbody fusion device system

The Valeo II is indicated for intervertebral body fusion of the spine in skeletally mature patients and is designed for use with autograft to facilitate fusion.

SI-Bone announces three publications on iFuse use for minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion

Results from prospective clinical trials demonstrate early and marked improvements in pain, disability and quality of life achieved at six months, which are sustained at one year.

DeGen Medical launches F1 MPS modular pedicle screw system

The system addresses a range of surgical options, pre-assembled or modular screws, straight or curved rods, and titanium or cobalt-chrome rods and allows the surgeon intra-operative flexibility for bone grafting and screw placement.

Globus Medical announces Rise-L expandable lateral interbody fusion device

Rise-L is a vertically-expanding LLIF device designed to minimise impaction, maximise indirect decompression, and provide a large graft space optimal for fusion potential.

K2M announces 510(k) clearance of the Nile alternative fixation spinal system

Nile features low-profile implants and ergonomic instruments intended to provide stabilisation between the spine and the rod, allowing for reduction, translation, compression and distraction while sparing the anatomy.

DePuy Synthes expands adult deformity offering with four new products

The company introduced the Expedium osteotomy system for spinal reconstruction, Viper cortical fix X-Tabs for fixation in percutaneous surgery, Vivigen cellular bone matrix and enhancements to the Synapse system.

Spinal Elements set to launch cervical Ti-Bond-coated implants following FDA approval

The use of Ti-Bond results in a porous titanium bone-opposing surface while allowing for direct visualisation of the fusion mass through the radiolucent PEEK material.

K2M announces completion of first surgery using Capri corpectomy cage system

The Capri system is intended for use in the thoracolumbar spine (T1 to L5) to replace collapsed, damaged or unstable vertebral bodies due to tumor or trauma.

First European approval for implant made of PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced

Implants made from the PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced implantable polymer have received their first CE mark approval, granted to implants supplied by the Karmed Saglik Group for the treatment of degenerative spinal conditions.

Second 3D printed vertebrae implantation procedure successful

A second patient has received 3D implanted vertebrae in a successful procedure at Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China.

New clearance for DePuy Synthes paediatric device to treat thoracic insufficiency syndrome

DePuy Synthes Spine has received 510(k) clearance from the US FDA to market the VEPTR/VEPTR II vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib devices for the treatment of thoracic insufficiency syndrome.

Thompson MIS cleared for Solvay Zeniva PEEK spinal implants

Thompson MIS has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its MIS TLIF spacer made of Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers.

FDA clearance for K2M’s CAPRI corpectomy cage system

K2M has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market the CAPRI corpectomy cage system, an expandable vertebral body replacement device that provides structural stability following a corpectomy or vertebrectomy.

First US patient implanted with Medicrea’s UNiD

Medicrea has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for UNiD, the world's first patient-specific spinal osteosynthesis rod, and the first US patient has now undergone surgery to have UNid rods implanted.

FDA 510(k) clearance for Vault-C anterior cervical interbody fusion device

Precision Spine has received 510(k) clearance and initiated the launch of its Vault-C anterior cervical interbody fusion device. The company says that the device represents a significant addition to its cervical product portfolio.

K2M receives FDA clearance and CE mark for MESA Hooks

K2M has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration as well as the CE mark to market MESA Hooks, the latest implant addition to the MESA Deformity Spinal System.

Iodine-supported spinal instruments reduce infection risk after total en bloc spondylectomy

A new study has found that the combined anterior and posterior approach and non-use of iodine-supported spinal instruments are independent risk factors for the development of surgical site infection after total en bloc spondylectomy.

FDA approves Prestige LP cervical disc system

Medtronic has announced that it has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Prestige LP cervical disc system for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy).

Ulrich Medical launches uCentum

The uCentum comprehensive posterior system for open and minimally invasive surgical approaches is intended to provide immobilisation and stabilisation of spinal segments as an adjunct to fusion of the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine (T1-S2).

Santorini Small Corpectomy Cage System adds to K2M’s spinal offerings

K2M announced the launch of the Santorini Small Corpectomy Cage System. The corpectomy cages are designed to address collapsed, damaged, or unstable vertebral bodies resulting from trauma or tumour indications.

AccuLIF expandable interbody devices are now FDA approved

CoAlign Innovations has announced the FDA clearance of its AccuLIF expandable (XL) interbody device product line for lateral surgical approaches. This approval means that the product line joins CoAlign Innovations' AccuLIF TL (for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion) and AccuLIF PL (for posterior lumbar interbody fusion) range of implants.

Magnetic growth rods could potentially avoid spinal trauma

Kenneth MC Cheung, Hong Kong, will be giving the talk "Magnetic growth rods in early onset scoliosis" at the 9th combined congress of the Asia Pacific Spine Society and Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Paediatric section (29-31 August, Kuching, Malaysia). He spoke to Spinal News International about these devices.

Globus launches LATIS minimally invasive expandable lumbar interbody spacer

Globus Medical has announced the launch of LATIS, a minimally-invasive lumbar interbody fusion spacer for patients suffering from degenerative disc disease.

Lanx launches its Timberline lateral modular plate fixation system

Lanx has announced that the initial launch of its Timberline lateral modular plate fixation system, stating that it was the first modular anchored interbody device for lateral fusion.

K2M launches MESA small stature system in in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe

K2M has announced the launch of its MESA small stature spinal system in the Australian, New Zealand, and European spine markets.

FDA approves anterior lumbar interbody fusion device

The FDA has approved Alphatec's Solus internal fixation anterior lumbar interbody fusion device.

Spinal Elements announces special events and interactive exhibit at NASS 2012

Spinal Elements' exhibit will feature several interactive presentations on its recently introduced products Hero and Ti-Bond. The company will also offer live product development sessions demonstrating the creation of innovative products from spinal surgeons input.

Low-cost Indian implants are a “safe and viable” option

According to a Spineweek study, Indian pedicle screws are not associated with a significantly higher rate of failure than imported pedicle screws

Solvay launches new radio visible grade of Zeniva PEEK for implantable medical devices

The Zeniva ZA-520 provides image contrasting capabilities for optimal visualisation with x-ray, CT, and MRI imaging systems.

Steven Garfin

Steven Garfin, incoming president of the International Society for the Advancement for Spine Surgery (ISASS), talked to Spinal News International about his involvement in the design of new techniques for the management of spinal deformities, his most memorable cases in spinal surgery and his goals as president of the ISASS.

FDA clears Axle-Peek interspinous fusion system for treatment of disc disease

The Axle-Peek implants can be placed through a smaller incision and with less disruption of tissues than traditional spinal fusion devices.

FDA clears Calix PC implant system

X-spine, developer of the Calix PV system utilises a unique plasma coating process to selectively adhere a frictional commercially-pure titanium coating to the bone-apposing surfaces of the device. As a result, the Calix PC demonstrates improved resistance to device expulsion versus a non-coated device in laboratory testing.

FDA clears the Everest Degenerative spinal system

Everest (K2M) is designed to maximise both osteoporotic and dense bone fixation and the modified square thread of the locking set screw may reduce the potential for cross-threading. The FDA clearance announcement was made at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (SAS) Conference held in Las Vegas, USA.

Medtronic launches the Atlantis Vision Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System in the USA

This system combines two existing Medtronic technologies in one plate "a quarter turn locking mechanism designed to prevent the screws from backing out or loosening during spinal fusion, and a plate design that offers surgeons visibility to better view the spine.

Opinion: Design, rationale and clinical experience with Dynamic Cervical Implant

Guy Matgé, inventor of the Dynamic Cervical Implant, comments on the features and advantages of this innovative implant.

Medtronic introduces the Sovereign Spinal System for lumbar surgery in Europe

Medtronic has announced the European launch of the Sovereign Spinal System.

Medtronic introduces the Sovereign spinal system for lumbar surgery

Medtronic has recently announced the US launch of the Sovereign spinal system. The Sovereign spinal system is an intervertebral body (interbody) fusion device used to treat patients who suffer from a degenerative condition that affects the lumbar spine.

Opinion: Bone morphogenic proteins and their impact

One of the most exciting and, currently, one of the most controversial biological products are the recombinant bone morphogenetic proteins otherwise known as BMPs, says Jeffrey C Wang.

Medtronic receives FDA approval for Bryan cervical disc system

Medtronic has recently announced that it received FDA approval to market the Bryan cervical disc system for the treatment of single?level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy).

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