Stryker granted FDA Clearance for 3D Printed Tritanium TL Lumbar Cage

The medical technology company has recently been granted 510(k) clearance for its Tritanium® TL Curved Posterior Lumbar Cage.  It is a 3D-printed interbody fusion cage which facilitates lumbar fixation.

Tritanium® TL Curved Posterior Lumbar Cage

AM_Stryker_TritaniumTL_Fig_001 – Image via Stryker

The company’s interbody fusion cage is a hollow implant that consists of a unique configuration of both solid and porous structures. These structures are made using AMagine™, the company’s technique to implant creation using 3D printing.

The Tritanium TL Cage features Stryker’s Tritanium Technology,2 a novel, highly porous titanium material designed for bone ingrowth and biological fixation. This In-Growth technology has demonstrated that osteoblasts (bone cells) infiltrated, attached to, and proliferated on the porosity of the Tritanium technology.3 The unique porous structure is designed to create a favorable environment for cell attachment. Furthermore, the Tritanium material may be able to wick or retain fluid in comparison to traditional titanium material. The Tritanium TL cage complements the Tritanium PL cage, and together they offer alternative posterior lumbar solutions for spinal surgeons.

Stryker is not a beginner in such procedures

The medical technology company has a certain experience in interbody fusion cages. Thanks to its Tritanium C Anterior Cervical Cage, which was also granted FDA clearance, the company is able to bring a good environment for cell attachment and proliferation. In fact, the implant creation is also facilitated using 3D printing.

The company’s activities in the medical industry go beyond research and development. 3D Systems and the medical company personalized surgical planning and techniques to healthcare professionals which will enable surgeons to save time in the operating room.

Back to the Tritanium TL Cage, it will be available to surgeons in Q2 2018 who will benefit from a range of footprints, heights, and lordotic angles to address varying patient anatomy.

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