10 key updates on 3D-printed spine, orthopedic devices

Surface Technology

Several orthopedic and spine device companies are testing the waters with 3D printing. Here are 10 updates from across the industry.

ChoiceSpine released the Hawkeye TI, a device for cervical corpectomy cases developed from additive manufactured titanium alloy.

Additive Implants received FDA clearance for its first product, the 3D-printed, titanium alloy SureMAX Cervical Spacer System.

Tangible Solutions expanded its Fairborn, Ohio-based facility that uses Concept Laser additive manufacturing to produce 3D-printed spine and orthopedic implants.

Nexxt Spine partnered with MTS Systems to develop porous 3D-printed spinal implants after committing to the additive manufacturing space as a focus for the future.

Centinel Spine reported initial cases with the FLX Platform of 3D-printed all titanium interbody devices were completed in January. The company's STALIF L FLX Lateral Lumbar Integrated Interbody System is Centinel's fourth 3D-printed titanium device launched within the last six months.

Additive Orthopaedics earned FDA clearance for the patient-specific 3D-printed Locking Lattice Plates for foot and ankle devices.

Samuel Joseph Jr., MD, and Andrew Moulton, MD, of Tampa, Fla.-based Joseph Spine became among the first to perform surgery using the Osseus Fusion Systems 3D-printed Aries-L lumbar interbody fusion device.

LimaCorporate partnered with New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery to launch the first provider-based additive manufacturing 3D printing facility for custom orthopedic implants, expected to open in 2020.

RTI Surgical enrolled the first patient in its clinical evaluation for the Fortilink Intebrody Fusion 3D-printed implants

SI-Bone signed an agreement with PrinterPrezz to develop and build services for potentially developing a 3D-printed minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion implant in the future.

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