The Fortilink-TS and -L IBF Systems are designed to be used in lumbar inter body fusion procedures at one or two adjoining levels in patients who have degenerative disc disease. The features the company’s Tetrafuse 3D technology, which is a 3D printed polymer-based inter body fusion device that incorporates a nano-rough surface that has more notable trabecular bone ingrowth compared to PEEK and titanium-coated PEEK.
“The Fortilink-L System is the first osteointegrative, radiolucent cage,” Joseph O’Brien, founder of the Washington Spine and Scoliosis Institute at OrthoBethesda, said in a press release. “The Fortilink-L System is the first osteointegrative, radiolucent cage,”
The Fortilink-L IBF system is designed for a lateral transpsoas approach to the lumbar spine and the Fortilink-TS System is designed for traditional posterior approaches known as transforaminal lumbar inter body fusion or bilateral posterior lumbar inter body fusion surgeries.
“The introduction of TETRAfuse 3D Technology revolutionizes the interbody device market by combining a favorable modulus of elasticity, optimal imaging characteristics and a surface design promoting vigorous bone ingrowth,” said John O’Toole, a professor of neurosurgery at Rush University Medical Center and one of the first surgeons to implant the device. “I believe TETRAfuse 3D Technology meets all the criteria for an interbody through enhanced biology, biomechanics and ease of use to help improve outcomes for patients.”
RTI Surgical commercially launched its first TetraFuse 3D technology implant in October of last year in the Fortilink-C IBF System.
“Based on the positive feedback from our surgeon customers and its unique design, we believe TETRAfuse 3D Technology is a new frontier in spine surgery,” said Camille Farhat, president and CEO, RTI Surgical. “RTI is committed to ongoing clinical research and development of innovative spine-focused solutions that meet the demands of surgeons and improve patient outcomes.”