NuVasive, Inc. announced the launch of Modulus® XLIF® titanium implants. The new 3D-printed, fully porous device provides a differentiated offering for the Company’s flagship XLIF procedure, highlighting a continued commitment to innovation in developing first-of-its-kind technology to support its leading lateral spine procedure.
The new Modulus titanium implants are developed using additive manufacturing technology to create an organic, porous architecture that mimics the porosity and stiffness of bone for reduced stress shielding. By employing advanced microporous surface topography, Modulus XLIF creates an ideal environment for bone in-growth. The device’s optimized architecture also leads to improved imaging characteristics compared to traditional titanium interbody devices.
“We’ve seen an increase in surgeon preference to use titanium interbody options in spine surgeries, and we were confident we could develop a titanium option that delivers the porous properties surgeons need,” said Matt Link, executive vice president of strategy, technology and corporate development of NuVasive. “Modulus XLIF maximizes the potential of 3D-printed spinal implants through the application of unique and advanced software optimization processes. This product launch further represents our continued commitment to advancing surgical materials, and delivering best-in-class implants that provide superior osseointegration and biomechanics.”
Modulus XLIF’s novel technology represents an advancement in the growing titanium interbody market. The implant expands the offerings used in the XLIF procedure, the only lateral approach spine procedure proven with over 15 years of clinical evidence and 400 peer-reviewed lateral-approach, XLIF specific publications.
“Surface architecture is an increasingly important part of the fusion process,” said Kade Huntsman, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon with the Salt Lake Orthopaedic Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. “The design of Modulus XLIF maximizes the potential of additive manufacturing through the combination of highly porous endplates with an optimized internal structure.”