Orthofix Nabs Full US Commercial Launch for WaveForm L System

Orthofix Medical, a global spine and orthopedics company, today announced the full United States commercial […]

Orthofix Medical, a global spine and orthopedics company, today announced the full United States commercial launch of the WaveForm L Lateral Lumbar Interbody System for lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) procedures.

“We are dedicated to providing a comprehensive portfolio of innovative, procedurally-focused products strategically designed to work together to drive fusion,” said Kevin Kenny, president of Orthofix Global Spine. “WaveForm L represents the latest advancements in proprietary spinal implant technology engineered to address the many nuances of spinal pathology to meet individual patient needs, delivering both clinical and economic value to patients, surgeons and hospital systems.”

LLIF procedures treat spinal disc problems in the low back in a minimally invasive fashion and make up approximately 20% of the interbody device market.

The WaveForm L features a porous structure that prioritizes strength and stability and a large core aperture for placement of bone graft material to optimize bony fusion throughout the interbody, creating indirect decompression and sagittal alignment restoration, according to the press release announcing the commercial launch. Constructed from a repeating wave-like structure, the system provides 80% body porosity for optimized stiffness without compromising strength. Additionally, WaveForm provides enhanced imaging characteristics and increased graft packability, all while the optimized 65% endplate porosity of the structure allows for boney ingrowth and early mechanical stability.

“The WaveForm L also has improved imaging characteristics to aid in radiographic visualization during intraoperative and postoperative imaging,” said Dr. Donald Blaskiewicz, director of spinal deformity at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, and faculty at UCSD in San Diego, CA. “These combined features make it one of the best 3D-printed interbodies available.”

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