It’s this incessant pressure on the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine that has resulted in neck and lower backache to emerge as a universal predicament among golfers. Case in point Tiger Woods, who has undergone four back surgeries in the span of a few years. Centinel Spine, the only orthopedic solution provider in the world that offers patients both lumbar and cervical total disk replacements, is helping athletes alike prolong their careers by overcoming chronic neck and back ailments. Just ask Rory Sabbatini, a former Masters runner-up, or Brian Gay, a winner of four PGA Tour titles, the lasting impact of Centinel Spine’s products.
Sabbatini, who spent 22 weeks as a top-10 player during the 2007- 08 season, was convinced that his worsening cervical spine had prematurely ended his professional golf career. That was until Sabbatini had one of Centinel Spine’s prodisc® Total Disc Replacement devices implanted in his cervical spine. “The reason our products get chosen by high profile athletes is because their doctors recommend our motion preserving or Integrated Interbody™ fusion products. They know our devices won’t fail the active individual,” says John Viscogliosi, the Chairman & CEO of Centinel Spine, the largest privately-held spine company focused on anterior column reconstruction.
On the surface, Centinel Spine’s primary focus is to provide prominent surgeons with “anterior access spinal solutions.” Its suite of fusion and motion preserving devices is so advanced that it can be customized based on the anatomy of a patient. While market competitors offer a “one-size-fits-all” device, Centinel Spine takes pride in providing multiple designs for the bone-implant interface.
The turning point for Centinel Spine came in December 2017, when the West Chester, PA-based organization acquired the prodisc Total Disc Replacement portfolio of cervical and lumbar artificial disc systems from Johnson & Johnson. The prodisc platform, acknowledged as the most implanted arthroplasty system in history, is the only total disk replacement platform for both the lumbar and cervical spine. After acquiring prodisc, Centinel Spine tripled its employee count from 30 to 106. More importantly, however, Centinel Spine upgraded its product portfolio in a way that surgeons can now address patients with either a motion preservation or fusion solution. “We can now provide prodisc solutions to thousands of new patients, who would have otherwise never had access to it. We took a dying product and turned it around,” adds Viscogliosi, who holds over three decades of operations and turn-around experience in the orthopedic industry.
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Centinel Spine Announces Initial Cases with 4th System of FLX™ Platform of 3D-Printed All-Titanium Interbody Devices Within the Last 6 Months
NEW YORK, Centinel Spine, LLC announced today that it has completed initial cases with its newest implant system in the FLX™ Platform of 3D-Printed All-Titanium Interbody devices - STALIF L FLX Lateral Lumbar Integrated Interbody™ System.
The STALIF L FLX Lateral Lumbar Integrated Interbody System represents the fourth system of 3D-Printed All-Titanium devices to be launched by Centinel Spine within the last 6 months, in addition to the STALIF C FLX™ Cervical Integrated Interbody, ACTILIF C FLX™ Cervical Interbody, and STALIF M FLX™ Lumbar Integrated Interbody devices. FLX devices feature a combination of solid and porous radiolucent sections designed to reduce mechanical stiffness and improve visibility, as compared to solid titanium implants. The devices also feature a proprietary FUSE-THRU™ trabecular scaffold, designed to allow for bony in-growth and on-growth throughout the implant.
"I have used numerous lateral systems – STALIF L is my number-one choice. The implants have a great fit and finish once placed, and the instrumentation is streamlined for ease-of-use," commented Dr. Christopher Cenac, Jr. of Gulf Coast Orthopedics, in Southeast Louisiana. "The new STALIF L FLX is the next step in strength and osteointegration. It continues Centinel Spine's march towards cutting edge innovation in the integrated interbody cage market."
The STALIF L FLX device offers a unique advantage over other lateral implant systems, as it features No Profile® integrated compressive lag screws, and is indicated for use at one or two contiguous levels with both autograft and/or allogenic bone graft.
"The availability of 3D-printed titanium lateral implants with zero profile fixation is exciting," says Dr. Mudit Sharma of Virginia Spine Specialists, "especially as more surgeons migrate towards titanium for decreasing instances of pseudarthrosis."
"The initial implantations of STALIF L FLX devices represent another major milestone in the evolution of our interbody technologies and advanced material platforms," says Centinel Spine Chairman & CEO, John Viscogliosi. "Our FLX products merge the proven benefits of the STALIF design with a truly novel, all-titanium lattice technology, and the availability of multiple material options in our lateral portfolio further advances our mission of becoming the global leader addressing spinal disease anteriorly with the widest breadth and depth of technology platforms."
Centinel Spine, the pioneer of the No Profile®, Integrated Interbody™ devices has more than 30 years of global clinical history and success behind these devices for the treatment of degenerative disc disease.