5 notes on Xenco Medical's plastic spine instrument outperforming aluminum metal

Written by Mary Rechtoris | September 30, 2015 | Print  |

In a comparative strength study, The University of California San Francisco found a plastic lumbar instrument made by Xenco Medical substantially outperformed aluminum metal in structural integrity.

Here are five points:

 

1. UCSF reported the plastic spine instrument did not display any visible fracture. The aluminum instrument showed substantial deformation.

 

2. Xenco Medical's spinal instruments all have been engineered by a highly reinforced, composite polymer. The plastic, disposable instruments are the first of their kind and eliminate any chance of infection from reused, improperly sterilize instruments.

 

3. The plastic spinal instrument is part of Xenco Medical's comprehensive, completely disposable cervical and lumbar spinal system.

 

4. The company's lumbar instruments have withheld more than 450 Newton's of force without any fracture or deformation in strength studies.

 

5. UCLA Spine Center first adopted Xenco Medical on July 13, 2015. Xenco Medical has extended its distribution to five states since July.

 

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