Tsunami Medical introduced Capri-Z, a 3D-printed ACIF cage with a built-in fixation mechanism. The product builds on the first generation ACIF cage Capri, pictured above.
“The choice for pins instead of screws as an additional fixation mechanism meets with the standards of successfully proven Bone InGrowth Technology®”, said Stefano Caselli, CEO. “Other than with screws, pins do not require additional raw material on the cage to facilitate the fixation mechanism, therefore the elasticity modulus of the implant is not compromised.”
Peter Witke, CCO, said, “The pins are placed diagonally into the cage, this secures rotation stability. The cage is printed in one step, for which there is no assembly of parts required afterwards. Implantation and extraction of the pins are performed with the same introduction instrument.”