NASS Sees Providence Introduce its Surface Technology to DTRAX® Cage Implants

Taking place this week is the North American Spine Society annual meeting (NASS) in Chicago (October 14-17). Spine technology company Providence Medical Technology, Inc., is using the event to introduce its proprietary Cavux™ surface technology, designed to speed bone fusion during the healing process.


Providence Medical Technology is an innovator in tissue-sparing cervical spine technology, the latest being Cavux, a unique surface technology that produces micro-textures on titanium surfaces. The micro- and nano-textures created across the implant surface area serve to enhance the fusion process. The company says its portfolio of DTRAX® Cervical Cage implants will be available with Cavux, a macro-textures that is thought to favor mechanical anchorage by increasing the surface area of the implant to enhance primary fixation to bone. Micro- and nano-textures promote osteoblastic (bone) cell adhesion during early healing stages after cervical fusion procedures.

Company comments

“Surfacing technologies have delivered positive clinical results in orthopaedic and dental surgery to-date. Cavux surface technology was developed based on these successful principles, and we believe it has the potential to enhance cervical spine fusion when applied to our DTRAX product portfolio,” said Providence Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smith. “The addition of this exciting technology represents an important step towards our goal of becoming the most innovative company in cervical fusion.”

Source: Providence Medical Technology, Inc.

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