Centinel Spine Successfully Surpasses 1000 Implantations with FLX™ Platform of 3D-Printed Porous-Titanium Interbody Devices
By MedTech Outlook | Monday, July 29, 2019
NEW YORK - Centinel Spine®, LLC, the largest privately-held spine company focused on anterior column reconstruction, today announced that it has successfully surpassed the initial 1000 implantations with its newest implant system technology platform: FLX™ 3D-Printed Porous-Titanium Interbody Devices.
FLX devices are 3D-printed, porous-titanium implants that feature a solid exoskeleton for added strength, along with a radiolucent lattice scaffold designed to reduce mechanical stiffness and enhance intra-operative visualization and post-operative fusion assessment, as compared to solid titanium implants. The FLX implants feature a proprietary FUSE-THRU™ trabecular scaffold, bioengineered to allow the potential for bony on-growth and in-growth throughout the implant. This unique porous structure is designed to promote the healing process and fusion through enhanced cellular attachment and proliferation. Within the last several months, Centinel Spine has launched four unique FLX™ Integrated Interbody™ and non-integrated interbody devices for cervical and lumbar fusion.
"The initial 1000 implant milestone of the FLX devices was quickly achieved after we launched this advanced technology late last year," says Centinel Spine Chairman & CEO, John Viscogliosi. "The 3D FLX designs are built upon the proven fundamentals of mechanical load-sharing of the STALIF® products, but now incorporate structural characteristics more conducive to bone formation. Releasing this unique technology and rapidly achieving this clinical milestone further advances our mission of becoming the global leader addressing spinal disease anteriorly with the widest breadth and depth of technology platforms."
"These are excellent implants overall; copious bone graft windows for cervical and lumbar cages and the implants have a great tactile press fit feel," commented Dr. Eubulus Kerr of The Spine Institute of Louisiana in Shreveport Louisiana. "The imaging characteristics allow great visualization by CT for osteosynthesis evaluation, and the adjacent levels are readily visualized via MR with appropriate MARS application."
Centinel Spine will highlight the Company's latest anterior column reconstruction technologies at the North American Spine Society (NASS) 34th Annual Meeting, held September 25-28, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois at the McCormick Place West Convention Center. At Booth #2424, the company will showcase its FLX™ 3D-Printed Porous-Titanium Interbody Devices as well as its recently acquired prodisc® Total Disc Replacement portfolio−the most extensive total disc replacement portfolio in the world.