Florida surgeons implant 3D-printed titanium lumbar interbody fusion device: 5 insights

Written by Shayna Korol | January 10, 2019 | Print  |

Tampa, Fla.-based Joseph Spine surgeons Samuel Joseph Jr., MD, and Andrew Moulton, MD, performed one of the first cases using Osseus Fusion Systems' 3D-printed Aries-L lumbar interbody fusion device.

Five things to know:

1. The Aries-L titanium spinal implant features a proprietary multi-axis mesh and micro-surface topology designed to facilitate fusion.

2. The implant's anatomic profile, anti-migrational teeth and streamlined insertion are intended to reduce recovery time by making lumbar interbody fusion more efficient.

3. Dr. Joseph is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon and founder of Joseph Spine. He specializes in revision surgery.

4. Dr. Moulton is an orthopedic spine surgeon at Joseph Spine and the president and founder of The Butterfly Foundation, a nonprofit focused on pediatric scoliosis surgical education in developing countries.

5. Osseus Fusion Systems is a medical device firm focused on minimally invasive spine surgery.

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