Additive Implants has announced the first implantations of the SureMAX-SA cervical standalone spacer—a 3D-printed titanium device which the company claims offer unmatched options in cervical spacer design.
Pawel Jankowski of Hoag Hospital (Newport Beach, USA), performed a series of procedures using the SureMAX-SA standalone cervical spacer. “The device endplates have a unique surface finish that will help facilitate the bone-implant interface. The large lateral window will allow me to visualise and follow the healing process. Instrumentation is extremely well thought out and one of the best I have seen, making the procedure to go very smoothly,” he said.
The SureMAX, SureMAX-X and SureMAX-SA family of spacers from Additive Implants offers physicians options including 7-, 10-, and 14-degree lordotic angles; footprints of 12x14mm, 14x16mm, 15x18mm, and 15x20mm; and heights of 5mm through 12mm.
Harvinder Bedi, of Banner Boswell Medical Center (Sun City, USA), was also one of the first to use the device. He added: “The addition of the cervical standalone system really simplifies life for me and my surgical team. The implants are sterile-packed and, with one set of instruments for all three systems, I can easily change from standalone to a spacer and plate without opening additional trays.”