NuVasive introduced the Cohere® TLIF-O implant and announced the upcoming launch of the Cohere TLIF-A implant planned for later in the fourth quarter. With these additions to its Advanced Materials Science™ (AMS) portfolio, NuVasive is the only company to offer both porous PEEK and porous titanium implants for posterior spine surgery.
Cohere TLIF-O is a porous PEEK implant for the transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedure with a variety of implant sizes to accommodate various patient anatomies and procedurally designed instrumentation. Its design adheres to NuVasive's AMS principles of surface, structure, and imaging and includes the following features:
Surface: The implant's proprietary porous surface technology generates stronger integration through bony in-growth and on-growth2 in comparison to smooth PEEK,3,4 which aids fusion and overall clinical outcomes;
Structure: Cohere TLIF-O is designed with lordosis in the oblique plane which helps maintain coronal alignment while restoring sagittal balance; and
Imaging: The radiolucent polymer composition of porous PEEK enables clear radiographic visualization of the fusion site with a variety of different imaging modalities.
Later in the fourth quarter, the Company plans to launch the Cohere TLIF-A implant. While the device has similar clinical properties to Cohere TLIF-O, the Cohere TLIF-A implant is designed for anterior column support to maximize sagittal alignment correction.