Spine Wave Announces Commercial Launch of the Defender® Anterior Cervical Plate and Stronghold® C 3D Titanium Interbody Device


SHELTON, Connecticut, December 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Spine Wave is pleased to announce the immediate launch of the Defender® Anterior Cervical Plate and Stronghold® C 3D Titanium Interbody Device with advanced TiCell® 3D surface technology . The Defender® Anterior Cervical Plate is a titanium plate and screw system that secures anterior cervical fusion procedures. The Stronghold® C 3D Titanium Interbody fusion device is a cervical interbody fusion implant manufactured using 3D printing methods to produce a unique surface designed to optimize the interface of the implant to bone. These exciting new products significantly strengthen Spine Wave’s position in the important anterior cervical fusion market segment.

The Defender® Anterior Cervical Plate is a “workhorse” titanium anterior cervical fixation system for anterior cervical fusion. It offers secure fastening by offering fixed and variable angle screws in a dual-thread design in multiple diameters with a wide range of lengths, and in self-drilling and self-tapping designs. The single lock comes with a dual cam locking mechanism that secures the two screws at each level in one step. The Defender® Anterior Cervical Plate is also designed with large graft windows to provide direct visualization during the procedure and to facilitate radiographic visualization after the procedure.

The Stronghold® 3D Titanium Interbody fusion device is offered in a wide range of sizes to comprehensively meet the requirements of cervical interbody fusion procedures. The advanced TiCell® 3D surface technology featured on all Stronghold® 3D Titanium Interbody Device implants is characterized by a double layer of optimally sized interconnected pores. This interconnected porous structure is built into a network intended to mimic the organic structure of cancellous bone and to provide a rough surface to strengthen the interface between the implant and the bone. All Stronghold® 3D Titanium Interbody Device Implants, which are also offered in TLIF and PLIF designs in addition to Cervical, also feature an open architecture to contain large amounts of bone graft and facilitate fusion.

“The Defender® Anterior Cervical Plate with the Stronghold® C 3D Titanium Interbody fusion device is a great alternative for my anterior cervical fusions,” said Julio Petilon, MD “The Defender® Anterior Cervical Plate meets my clinical needs perfectly and I use with confidence because the double cam locking mechanism is safe and easy to operate. Importantly, the same screwdriver is used to insert and lock the bone screws and it can save time in my procedures. He continued, “The advanced TiCell® 3D surface technology featured on Stronghold® C 3D Titanium Interbody Device Implants is designed to provide excellent adjustment to achieve fusion. Dr. Petilon is a Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon who practices with Atlanta Bone and Joint Specialists in Atlanta, Georgia.

“Spine Wave is executing on its plan to become a specialty spine company and a preferred choice for spine surgeons and spine distributors,” said Laine Mashburn, Spine Wave executive vice president for global marketing and Business Development. The Defender® Anterior Cervical Plate and Stronghold® C 3D titanium interbody fusion device each target important market segments with advanced technology and attractive features. Both products are very complementary to our Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine System which has been very well received in the market. Our cervical fusion portfolio has never been so well positioned and capable of generating new growth for Spine Wave.

About Spine Wave

Spine Wave is a leader in minimally invasive spine surgery and expandable interbody fusion devices. The company is committed to providing a broad portfolio of differentiated product and procedure solutions for spine surgeons and their patients. In addition to the Defender® Anterior Cervical Plate and Stronghold® C 3D titanium interbody fusion device, Spine Wave offers a wide range of advanced spinal implants and biologics. The company is growing rapidly and continues to recruit sales directors and independent distributors to fuel its growth. For more information on Spine Wave and its products, please visit www.spinewave.com.

Contact

Laine Mashburn, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Business Development
[email protected]
(203) 712-1863

Terry Brennan, Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]
(203) 712-1810

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