CoorsTek Medical Announces the First Human Implantations of a New, State-of-the-Art Sacroiliac Fusion System
First human implantation at the Mayo Clinic of a new generation of MIS Sacroiliac fusion implants. The device was developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic to address dysfunction of the sacroiliac (SI) joint and was cleared by the FDA for use in the United States in December 2016.
Fort Worth, TX, USA, October 25, 2017
CoorsTek Medical announced the first human implantation of a new generation of MIS Sacroiliac fusion implants. The device was developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic to address dysfunction of the sacroiliac (SI) joint and was cleared by the FDA for use in the United States in December 2016. The procedure occurred at Mayo Clinic.
The Integrity-SI™ Fusion system is a cutting-edge, third-generation SI Fusion system that improves upon previous technologies on the market by embracing the true principles of arthrodesis. These principles include aggressive and thorough joint preparation, enhanced compression, and stability via the implant’s unique and proprietary instrumentation. The implants of the Integrity-SI™ Fusion system are highly-optimized for the SI joint, and their design was based on CT studies of the sacroiliac joint and are designed for maximal compression, pull-out strength, and stability. The Integrity-SI™ Fusion system also utilizes proprietary BladeX™ MIS decortication technology that employs a rigid, deployable cutter that aggressively prepares the joint surface through a cannula and creates an optimum space using single-use, disposable blades in which maximal bone graft is delivered. The system uses a single incision to insert the FDA-approved single implant, or a primary implant and a secondary implant for rotation stability, if desired by the surgeon in some situations. The implants are approved for use with or without HA coating.
Dr. William “Woodie” Cross, one of the key developing surgeons, commented on the system, “Aggressive joint preparation is the hallmark of arthrodesis within the field of orthopedic surgery. Fusion of the SI joint is no different and surgeons should follow the simple principles we all learned in training.”
Mayo Clinic and Dr. William Cross have a financial interest in the technology referenced in this news release. Mayo Clinic will use any revenue it receives to support its not-for-profit mission in patient care, education, and research.
About CoorsTek Medical
CoorsTek Medical is the partner of choice for medical innovators and medical device providers worldwide whose success requires access to leading-edge medical device development and contract manufacturing. The Integrity SI ™system was developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic. CoorsTek Medical is now actively examining opportunities with leading OEM’s for commercialization and distribution. This is all part of CoorsTek Medical’s vision to make lives measurably better by creating better devices with better outcomes. For more information , please visit www.coorstekmedical.com.
Andrew Fauth, Phd | CoorsTek Medical
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