RTI launches 2 interbody fusion systems: 5 insights

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | June 12, 2018 | Print  |

RTI Surgical unveiled its Fortilink-TS and Fortilink-L IBF Systems, two interbody fusion devices.

Here are five insights:

1. The systems feature RTI's TETRAfuse 3-D Technology, the first 3-D printed polymer-based interbody fusion device to incorporate a nano-rough surface that is designed for more bone ingrowth compared to PEEK and titanium-coated PEEK.

2. The Fortilink-TS System is intended for traditional posterior approaches or bilateral posterior lumbar interbody fusion surgeries.

3. The Fortilink-L IBF System allows physicians to take a lateral transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine.

4. John O'Toole, MD, of Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center, became one of the first surgeons to implant the Fortilink-TS System.

5. RTI launched its first implant using its TETRAfuse 3-D Technology in October 2017. Since then, all Fortilink implant systems have received FDA clearance.

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