CoreLink, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of spinal implant systems, launched the Entasis Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System to the U.S. markets. Entasis was designed to better address the challenges of sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion procedures through innovation in the delivery of autograft and compression across the joint. Further innovations also provide improvements in ease of use and decreased operative time for this rapidly growing surgical procedure.
Featuring circumferential helical graft windows, Entasis is the only SI joint fusion device that self-harvests bone graft while simultaneously compressing the joint, which, according to Wolff’s law, may help aid the fusion process. Entasis supports a percutaneous or open-lateral approach, and utilizes a more rigid guide wire to ease device placement.
Entasis implants feature self-drilling and self-tapping tips. These implants also include dual-lead threads, which allow for easier initial purchase and limited placement trauma, and faster implantation. The system offers three diameters and nine length options, more than any other SI product on the market, enabling the surgeon to better match the device to varying patient anatomies. In the event of misplacement, the implant also features an “Easy-Out” interface and matching tools to quickly explant.
“The aggressiveness of the cage and the obvious superiority of the instrumentation made placement markedly easier than other systems I have used,” said Dr. Scodary, medical director of neurosciences for SSM Health, who has performed more than 150 SI fusion procedures with multiple different implant systems. “Entasis will become the number one choice in my armamentarium for treatment of the SI joint.”