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 FLX technology only became commercially available last year. These implants have been designed to mimic bone. The implant does this by using PEEK, containing a proprietary interconnected FUSE-THRU lattice with a structure and modulus of elasticity similar to bone, and an optimized mechanical, visual, and osteophillic environments that reduce stress shielding, enable fusion assessment, and support bony in-growth, on-growth, and thru-growth.
Steve Murray, Centinel Spine CEO, said, “We believe that FLX has the preferred combination of porosity, micro, and nano-structural characteristics while maintaining strength and integrity through intentional design,” he continued, “The technology is backed by science – a cellular study conducted at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NY demonstrates that FLX is collaborative with its environment and truly enhances bone integration.”
The FLX technology is part of Centinel Spine’s ACTILIF and STALIF interbody portfolios.
Adam Lewis of Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic, Mississippi, USA, commented, “STALIF provides a great implant with an excellent profile for the disc space,” he continued, “the new 3D-printed FLX option has enhanced the STALIF design. The patients achieve outstanding clinical improvement with great fusion results.”