Surgalign has announced the expansion of its Fortilink product portfolio with the introduction and commercial launch of a new family of interbody fusion devices featuring its TiPlus technology.
The new implants include Fortilink-A with TiPlus technology for anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) procedures; Fortilink-TC and Fortilink-TS with TiPlus technology for posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) procedures; and Fortilink-C with TiPlus technology for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures.
The new family of 3D-printed titanium alloy interbody cages are fully porous and designed using the benefits of 3D-printed manufacturing without compromise of clinical requirements, say Surgalign. They were designed with direct input from leading medical practitioners with a goal to incorporate characteristics surgeons seek in a titanium interbody fusion device, the company adds. The system features a wide variety of implant sizes.
Jon White, an orthopaedic spine surgeon at Hoag Orthopedic Institute (Irvine, USA), said: “TiPlus is a great new offering that significantly bolsters the interbody solutions I can offer to my patients, based on their specific clinical need. The acid-etched surface and optimised pore size allows for both bone ongrowth and ingrowth, providing confidence in achieving favourable patient outcomes.”
Aaron Creek, a spine surgeon at The Neck and Back Institute of Florida (Destin, USA), added: “The expansion of the Fortilink system to include a 3D-printed titanium implant, in addition to the existing TETRAfuse 3D-printed polymer option, is a unique and efficient solution. Utilising the well-designed Fortilink instrumentation—but with two implant offerings in different biomaterials—allows me to better customise the treatment of my patients.”