West Chester, PA, September 14, 2021 – Centinel Spine®, LLC, a leading global medical device company addressing cervical and lumbar spinal disease through anterior surgical access, today announced the first international implantation of the 3D-Printed Porous Titanium FLX™ platform. Dr. Alfredo Guiroy and Dr. Jose Ricardo Prina in Argentina were the first surgeons outside the United States to implant the STALIF C FLX™ and STALIF M FLX™ devices.
The FLX platform represents the latest material evolution offered by Centinel Spine. The STALIF C FLX and STALIF M FLX devices are 3D-printed porous titanium Integrated Interbody™ implants that have been engineered to mimic bone. These implants provide equivalent subsidence performance to PEEK; contain a proprietary, interconnected FUSE-THRU™ lattice with a structure and modulus of elasticity similar to bone; and have optimized mechanical, visual, and osteophilic environments that reduce stress shielding, enable fusion assessment, and support bony in-growth, on-growth, and thru-growth.
“The STALIF M FLX cage has a bone contact surface much better and larger than any other PEEK cage of the same size and has a maximum capability of osteointegration with the bone,” said Dr. Prina. “We consider that this works much better for a stand-alone procedure.”
“It is my pleasure to use STALIF®. It’s a very good implant, with a lot of versatility due to different sizes and lordotic options, and titanium has shown to be more friendly for fusion than other PEEK/hybrid combinations,” commented Dr. Guiroy.
ACCORDING TO STEVE MURRAY,
CEO, Centinel Spine:
“We are excited to be able to offer our state-of-the-art FLX technology to our international partners. As a company, we remain dedicated to continued innovation and furthering scientific evidence in advancing spine care. We are proud to be able to make our technology available to even more patients on a global scale.”
STALIF M FLX and STALIF C FLX implants are built upon the proven STALIF design, which has over 30 years of clinical history and has helped many patients regain their lives. STALIF implants provide compressive fixation at the fusion site, pulling the vertebral bodies onto the implant and graft material to enhance opportunities for fusion in line with Wolff’s Law of Bone Healing.
About Centinel Spine, LLC
Centinel Spine®, LLC is a leading global medical device company addressing cervical and lumbar spinal disease through anterior surgical access. The company offers a continuum of trusted, brand-name, motion-preserving and fusion solutions backed by over 30 years of clinical success—providing the most robust and clinically-proven technology platforms in the world for total disc replacement (prodisc®) and Integrated Interbody™ fusion (STALIF®).
Centinel Spine continues to advance its pioneering culture and corporate mission to become a catalyst of change in the spine industry and alter the way spine surgery is perceived. Centinel Spine remains the only company with comprehensive motion-preserving and fusion solutions for both cervical and lumbar anterior column reconstruction.
For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.CentinelSpine.com or contact:
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