Scient’x introduces Isobar TTL In lumbar fusion system in Europe


Scient’x has announced the introduction of the Isobar TTL In System in Europe. The system is the company’s latest addition to its Isobar TTL line of thoraco-lumbar pedicle screw based systems.

This system is designed with innovative, user-friendly instrumentation and a top-loading screw solution to complement the versatile osteosynthesis systems that Scient’x provides for degenerative lumbar disease.

As one of the company’s flagship lines, the Isobar TTL In System is fully compatible with the Isobar Dynamic Rod The Isobar TTL In System which recently received CE Mark clearance, has been successfully implanted in several clinics in Europe.

The product was first introduced in Madrid, Spain, where the first surgery was performed by Dr. Manuel Sanchez Vera, Chief of Traumatology at Hospitales Monteprincipio. Dr. Vera remarked: “The instrumentation is straightforward and is easy to use. The overall design is a good solution for lumbar degenerative surgeries”

The Isobar TTL In System offers a buttress top-loading inner locking nut that provides strong axial resistance and significantly reduces screw head profile. Designed in a collaborative effort with a team of surgeons, the Isobar TTL In System has already received favorable reviews from several spine surgeons.

Pr. Jean-Marc Vital, Head of the Orthopaedic Department at CHU Pellegrin Tripode Hospital in Bordeaux, France commented: “One of the biggest advantages of the system is its simplicity. The inner locking nut is well suited to the low profile screw and is easy to use. The addition of the system to the Scient’x range is a major enhancement to the Scient’x offering.”

Michael Huggins, CEO of Scient’x stated, “We are happy to introduce this state of the art, easy to use system and are pleased to already be receiving very positive feedback. The Isobar TTL In System will enable even more widespread adoption of our rigid and dynamic fusion solutions. We are excited to be launching this new system internationally; yet, this is only one of several systems Scient’x will be launching in 2009.