FDA clears 3D-printed lumbar fusion devices [VIDEO]

August 30, 2018
Design/Engineering Devices/Implants/Equipment 3D/Additive/Alternative

Dallas, Texas – Osseus Fusion Systems’ family of 3D-printed lumbar interbody fusion devices, Aries, received FDA 510(k) clearance. The 3D-printed implants in the spine and orthopedic line include lateral (LLIF), anterior (ALIF), straight and curved transforaminal (TLIF) procedures, as well as an additional surgeon-inspired implant designed for oblique (OLIF) procedures using the Kambin’s Triangle approach.

Aries devices are constructed from highly porous titanium material, which is optimized for bone fusion and biological fixation using PL3XUS, Osseus’ innovative and proprietary 3D-printing technology. With upwards of 80% porosity, Aries devices are among the most porous 3D-printed spinal implants available.

The Aries family of lumbar interbody fusion devices features a proprietary mesh lattice structure, which helps reduce the stiffness of the cage and maximize bone graft packability. The distinctive mesh structure is optimized to create a superior environment for bone cell fixation and proliferation. Each Aries lumbar interbody fusion device comes in a wide variety of footprints, heights, and lordotic angles, to adapt to a variety of patient anatomies. 

Osseus Fusion Systems receives FDA 510(k) clearance for 5 Aries medical orthopedic implants.