Surface Topography Influences Spinal Implant Performance Claims Maker

Titan Spine has appeared on our pages before, most recently last October when the company reached its 18000 patient milestone in Europe. Now the spinal interbody fusion implant company has announced that it has expanded use of its Endoskeleton® line of devices to the United Kingdom and Spain.


Titan Spine’s primary expertise lies in its knowledge of surface technology and how it impacts on the performance of spinal surgery devices. The company’s Endoskeleton® interbody fusion devices feature the company’s proprietary implant surface technology, consisting of a unique combination of roughened topographies at the macro, micro, and cellular levels. The combination of surface textures has been shown to promote an enhanced osteogenic environment when compared to smooth titanium or PEEK. As a result, Titan Spine’s Endoskeleton implants actively participate in the fusion process and function more than standard interbody spacers, claims the company.

Physician comments

John Sutcliffe, MD, founder of the London Spine Clinic, was the first to utilize Titan Spine’s innovative interbody fusion technology in the UK saying; “I am pleased to initiate use of Titan Spine’s Endoskeleton TAS interbody device and its specialized surface treatment. It is my belief that surface technology is the next significant innovation for spinal fusions due to the ability to affect a cellular response that promotes a more favorable osteogenic environment as compared to PEEK polymer implants.”

Company comments

Kevin Gemas, President for Titan Spine, said, “The growing demand and use of Titan products demonstrates the expanding recognition that our engineered surface technology can be used to promote an enhanced environment for bone growth and ultimately fusion. We look forward to continued adoption and building on this momentum to bring Endoskeleton devices to more physicians and patients throughout the European Union and beyond.”

Source: Titan Spine, Business Wire

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