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CoreLink Launch Foundation 3D Printed Titanium Interbody Cage Systems

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CoreLink, LLC, a fast growing, vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of spinal implant systems, have released its Foundation 3D Interbody Cage Systems for cervical and lumbar fusions.

The titanium devices utilize additive manufacturing to create Mimetic Metal technology that mimics key characteristics of natural bone, featuring 100% open-pore architecture and micro roughened porosity with significant hydro-wicking properties.

“We are excited about F3D, because of the significant improvement in patient care expected, but also because it establishes CoreLink as a leader in additive manufacturing,” said Jay Bartling, CoreLink’s CEO.

The lumbar devices incorporate patent pending StrutSure technology featuring an asymmetric load sharing support structure with an interconnected lattice that is designed to provide the optimal balance between strength, stiffness, and stability. This unique to market support structure minimizes overall implant density, providing for good imaging characteristics. Internal testing shows the center of the Straight Foundation 3D Lumbar interbody has a modulus of elasticity less than PEEK which may reduce stress shielding and enable the benefits of Wolff’s Law in three key areas: the interface with the vertebral endplates, the central graft column, and inside the walls of the device itself.

“I love how these cages image, both intraoperative and post op, without the typical hardware-associated artifacts we are used to with metal cages,” commented Justin Owen M.D., neurosurgeon in Slidell, LA, on his experience with the Foundation 3D Cervical cages.

“I appreciate the possibility of the endplates growing around the porous metal surfaces, which would seem to provide faster stabilization towards fusion before growing across the entire disc space. This is a great system, for me and my patients.”

After a limited initial launch, CoreLink has now released full commercial quantities of all three devices: Cervical, Straight Lumbar, and Curved Lumbar. They are individually prepacked sterile and available in variety of footprints and lengths.


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