Stronghold 3D titanium interbody device launched 

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Spine Wave has announced the commercial launch of its Stronghold 3D titanium interbody device featuring TiCell 3D advanced surface technology. 

According to a company press release, the new titanium lumbar interbody fusion implant is manufactured using a direct metal laser sintering manufacturing process (3D printing) to produce a surface intended to optimise the implant’s interface and integration with bone.  

The company reports that the Stronghold 3D titanium interbody device is Spine Wave’s first interbody device featuring TiCell 3D advanced surface technology and this new system will substantially broaden the company’s lumbar interbody fusion portfolio and complement Spine Wave’s other innovative spine fusion products.  

Spine Wave state the Stronghold 3D titanium interbody device is offered in both a straight and a pivoting crescent design to comprehensively address the posterior lumbar interbody fusion procedure market.  According to the company, the TiCell 3D advanced surface technology featured on all Stronghold 3D titanium interbody device implants is characterised by a dual-layer design intended to incorporate optimally sized interconnected pores. This interconnected porous structure is constructed in a lattice intended to mimic the organic structure of cancellous bone and provide a rough surface to strengthen the interface between implant and bone. Stronghold 3D Titanium Interbody Device implants also feature an open architecture to contain large amounts of autogenous bone graft and allow for implant visualisation and fusion assessment on post-operative imaging.

“The Stronghold 3D titanium interbody device is an outstanding option for my posterior interbody fusions,” said Christopher Wagener, department chair of Orthopedic Spine Surgery and vice chief of staff for Coordinated Health, part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, Bethlehem, USA, “The unique, dual-layer porous surface provides an excellent fusion environment to help promote bony ingrowth and vascularisation.  The straightforward instrumentation and variety of implant sizes make it a powerful tool in my fusion cases.”  

“Spine Wave is building upon its leading position in minimally invasive spine surgery and expandable interbody technology to become a full line spine company,” said Laine Mashburn, Spine Wave’s executive vice president for Global Marketing and Business Development. “The Stronghold 3D titanium interbody device will substantially strengthen Spine Wave’s offering for the many surgeons that prefer non-expanding titanium interbody devices featuring advanced surface designs. Also, TiCell 3D advanced surface technology is a platform that can be deployed across a complete range of titanium interbody devices,” he continued. “More and more, Spine Wave is becoming a preferred choice for spine surgeons and our distributor partners.”


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