9 spine device launches in 2019 so far

Written by Alan Condon | June 17, 2019 | Print  |

Here are nine spine devices launched in 2019.

1. Medtronic launched the Mazor X Stealth Edition. It incorporates Medtronic's Stealth software with Mazor X, a robotic-assisted spine surgery platform that includes image guidance and navigation. The first procedures were performed at Louisville, Ky.-based Norton Healthcare and Reston (Va.) Hospital Center.

2. NuVasive launched Modulus TLIF-O, a porous titanium spine implant to be used in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusions. Pre-clinical data found that the porous and roughened outplate design encourages bone on-growth and exhibits a larger integration strength by 12 weeks compared to alternative implants.

3. Bioventus launched its Osteomatrix+ bone graft for various spine and orthopedic applications. The moldable bone graft substitute consists of bovine collagen and biphasic, hydroxyapatite/ß-tricalcium phosphate granules designed to produce a porous scaffold and sustained osteoconductivity throughout the bone remodeling process.

4. Globus Medical launched Aerial, its minimally invasive interspinous fixation system with interlocking plates for spinal fusions. Aerial's expandable core provides continuous distraction for indirect decompression and can be customized to fit the interspinous space of each patient's spine.

5. Atlas Spine launched its HiJAK AC Spacer System, an expandable cervical interbody device with adjustable lordosis. It features post-expansion graft-packing capability, an unobstructed graft chamber, an osteo-promotive endplate surface and footprint options designed to optimize endplate anatomy.

6. In May, Alphatec commercially launched its IdentiTi-PC Porous Titanium Interbody Implant System for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedures. It is the third of six IdentiTi implant systems Alphatec is planning to commercially launch this year.

7. Medical device company CoreLink Surgical released its Lateral Access System and two implant systems — the F3D and CL5 Lateral interbody fusion devices — designed for lateral fusions.

8. San Diego-based surgical implant manufacturer, Xenco Medical, launched the first interactive vending machine created for spine surgery implants and instruments. It aims to increase OR efficiency and eradicate the internal logistics linked with the autoclave process.

9. Bioventus launched Osteoamp Select Fibers for use with its bone graft substitutes for spine, foot, ankle orthopedic and trauma surgeons. The interlocking fibers have high fluid retention and can expand, allowing them to be molded to conform to irregular bone fibers.

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