Centinel Spine in the News: 3D-Printed Implants Emulate Natural Bone Function
A 3D-printed porous titanium platform provides an environment that supports bony in-growth, on-growth, and thru-growth.
The Centinel Spine (West Chester, PA, USA) STALIF C FLX and STALIF M FLX devices are integrated interbody implants that containing a proprietary, interconnected titanium lattice with a structure and modulus of elasticity similar to human bone. The mimicking technology, called FUSE-THRU, provides optimized mechanical, visual, and osteophilic environments that reduce stress shielding by also providing equivalent subsidence and performance to polyetheretherketone (PEEK), and also enable fusion assessment.
The radiolucent FUSE-THRU sections are designed to reduce imaging artifacts and improve visibility–compared to solid titanium implants–enhancing intra-operative visualization, as well as enabling superior post-operative fusion assessment. In addition, FLX STALIF implants are designed to provide compressive fixation at the fusion site by drawing the vertebral bodies onto both the implant itself and the graft material so as to enhance opportunities for fusion, in line with Wolff’s Law of Bone Healing.
“We remain dedicated to continued innovation and furthering scientific evidence in advancing spine care,” said Steve Murray, CEO of Centinel Spine, commenting on the first implantation (outside of the US), in Argentina. “FLX has the preferred combination of porosity, micro, and nano-structural characteristics, while maintaining strength and integrity through intentional design. We are proud to be able to make our technology available to even more patients on a global scale.”
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Important Note: The patient information presented is for general education purposes only. As with any spine surgery, there are potential benefits, complications, and risks associated with disc replacement and spinal fusion procedures. Individual results may vary. It is important that you discuss the possible risks and potential benefits of various procedures with your doctor prior to receiving treatment, and that you rely on your physician’s best judgment. Only your doctor can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for a specific surgical procedure.
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