SeaSpine has announced the full commercial launch of its 3D-printed WaveForm TO (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion [TLIF] oblique) interbody system which has been designed for both TLIF and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) procedures.
The system accommodates both direct impact insertion and insert-and-rotate techniques. With a comprehensive set of decompression, disc preparation, and implant insertion instruments that are compatible with the NanoMetalene-based Reef TO system, WaveForm TO provides a versatile lumbar interbody solution for surgeons, say SeaSpine.
Erik Westerlund, a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon (Jackson Hughston Memorial Hospital, Phenix City, USA) said: “It remains essential to have interbody implants that cumulatively participate in the index biologic fusion response—always advancing the goal of stable osseous union.
“In this context, Waveform TO represents a uniquely-optimised porous titanium TLIF interbody solution. This refined design incorporates a 3D-printed open gyroid architecture that maintains implant strength while simultaneously providing a favourable fusion environment.”
Dennis Cirino, SeaSpine’s senior vice president of global spinal systems, added: “WaveForm TO is our first 3D interbody to commercially launch, with more launches planned before the end of this year.
“Designed for strength, radiolucency, and an unparalleled ability to pack orthobiologics due to its innovative design, WaveForm TO is a comprehensive, intuitive, and reliable system capable of addressing multiple patient pathologies. With this launch we have an opportunity to address an additional US$500 million market opportunity with this best-in-class technology.”