Nuvasive this week announced that it has launched its Modulus ALIF 3D printed porous titanium implant for anterior lumbar interbody fusion.
San Diego-based Nuvasive designed Modulus for enhanced osseointegration, according to the company. It has a porous surface architecture engineered for fusion and promotes new bone on-growth and in-growth. The design also allows for enhanced visualization compared to solid titanium implants.
“Modulus ALIF has been one of NuVasive’s most successful clinical evaluations to date with continued surgeon adoption and overwhelmingly positive feedback. This differentiated technology furthers our position to become the market leader in ALIF and extends our Modulus portfolio across all procedural segments,” Massimo Calafiore, executive VP of global business units at Nuvasive, said in a news release. “We are leveraging our experience as the leader in lateral surgery to deliver outcome-driven innovation to fuel continued growth and differentiation in the anterior spine segment.”
Modulus has a zero-step locking mechanism that provides definitive tactile and visual confirmation to verify screw placement in the implant. It also has a low profile with versatile instrumentation that can be used in both supine ALIF and XALIF procedures.
“Modulus ALIF has been a long-awaited implant in my practice. The design is best-in-class and the differentiated surface structure will help improve fusion and clinical outcomes,” Gregory Mundis, orthopedic spine surgeon and co-director of the San Diego Spine Fellowship at Scripps Health in San Diego, said. “The device’s instrumentation is designed to work with various patient anatomies. This versatility makes me more confident that I am choosing the best solution for my patients.”