Orthofix Medical announced FDA 510(k) clearance and the first patient implant of the 3D-printed CONSTRUX™ Mini Ti Spacer. Developed to enhance anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, CONSTRUX Mini Ti with Nanovate™ Technology is the company's first 3D-printed titanium interbody.
When compared to solid PEEK devices, the 3D-printed endplates of Nanovate implants show a significant increase in growth factors involved in osteogenesis and osteoblast maturation, resulting in a more favorable osteogenic environment for bone ingrowth.
The CONSTRUX Mini Ti Spacer System features:
- 3D-printed porous titanium with macro, micro and nanoscale surface features
- Endplates with 400 micron pores and 50%, porosity designed to help facilitate bone ingrowth
- Functional gradient porous structure with 80% porosity at the midline of the implant for increased fluoroscopic visualization
- Large center opening with concaved inner walls for packing bone graft