FDA greenlights 3D-printed cervical spacer system

An established company in the spinal device market has added a 3D-printed vertebral spacer to its line of FDA-cleared products.

Lewisville, Texas-based Orthofix Medical says its latest offering allows neck bone to grow into and through the spacer, helping the patient’s cervical vertebrae to fuse following the spacer’s surgical insertion as a lasting therapy for herniated or degenerative discs.

Called the Construx Mini Ti (for titanium) spacer system, the newly approved technology follows several similar products in Orthofix’s line to win FDA’s OK.

The company says the Mini Ti features 3D-printed porous titanium with macro, micro and nanoscale surface features.

Full announcement here.