Dr. Rick Placide implants 1st Signafuse strips during lumbar spinal fusion

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Richmond, Va.-based VCU Health spine surgeon Rick Placide, MD, implanted the first Signafuse strips in a patient during a posterolateral lumbar fusion, according to a Sept. 2 news release.

Three things to know:

1. Orthobiologics company Bioventus launched its Signafuse bioactive bone graft in a strip format in June.

2. The implant hydrates quickly and provides handling properties for intraoperative flexibility.

3. Bioventus designed the strips for multilevel procedures and complex surgical cases such as spinal deformity correction.

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