Medtronic launched TiONIC™ 3D-printed titanium technology to support complex designs and integrated surface technologies for spine surgery implants.
Company leadership alluded to launch of such a technology in the earnings call from November 2017, noting that “there is a lot more research that needs to be done on the impact of surface technologies.”
The recently-launched ARTiC-L™ device for transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion is the first to be manufactured with the TiONIC laser-based technique. ARTiC-L is inserted and positioned using just one instrument and offers lordotic angles up to 20 degrees.
Sources: Medtronic plc; ORTHOWORLD Inc.