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September 7, 2022

SeaSpine launches 3D-printed lumbar interbody system

The WaveForm TA is designed to provide an interbody in the disc space's anterior portion, which optimises sagittal alignment.

Global medical technology firm SeaSpine has announced the complete commercial launch of its first 3D-printed lumbar WaveForm TA (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) Articulating) Interbody System.

The latest move follows the limited launch of the interbody system last February.

The WaveForm TA Interbody System has been designed to provide an interbody to the disc space’s anterior portion to optimise the sagittal alignment and endplate support.

It is intended to be used in TLIF procedures.

Using WaveForm technology, the system provides a robust architecture that optimises the subsidence resistance, orthobiologics packability and implant stiffness during intraoperative and postoperative imaging.

It includes multiple footprint and lordotic options, allowing surgeons to intraoperatively address specific anatomical needs without impacting the surgical workflow.

SeaSpine Global Spinal Systems senior vice-president Dennis Cirino said: “WaveForm TA is an exciting addition to our interbody portfolio and provides a best-in-class offering in what we estimate is the $175m US TLIF market for 3D-printed and solid titanium products.

“This system provides a versatile and reproducible lumbar interbody solution, while providing efficiency through cross-compatible instrumentation.  

“This allows surgeons the flexibility of choosing from multiple SeaSpine implant families with only one set of familiar instrumentation.”

The company stated that the WaveForm interbody devices provide next-level 3D-printed architectural innovation, balancing important geometric and production advancements.

Last month, SeaSpine announced the full commercial launch of its Meridian Anterior Lumbar Interbody System, which comes with a Reef A interbody.

The Meridian Anterior Lumbar Interbody System is a modular instrument and implant system that simplifies the anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) process while offering a variety of fixation options for single- to multilayer surgeries in fewer sets.

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