KNOXVILLE, TENN. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 05, 2017
ChoiceSpine LP, a privately-held spinal device manufacturer based in Knoxville, TN, announces the first clinical use of HAWKEYE Ti, a 3D-printed, titanium Vertebral Body Replacement (VBR) device. The first surgery was performed by Joe Ordonez, MD, Neurosurgical Associates, Norfolk, VA at Sentara Norfolk General also in Norfolk, VA.
“ChoiceSpine has always been dedicated to patient care and innovation,” said Dr. Ordonez. “The HAWKEYE Ti device offers the perfect combination of both.”
The HAWKEYE Ti device was designed to stabilize and fuse the vertebral column with elegantly simple implants in a variety of shapes and sizes. Its 3D printed architecture combines unique geometry with multiple coarse nano surfaces to encourage bony growth all around the implant and allowing for seamless integration with the vertebral endplates. The HAWKEYE Ti product portfolio provides a favorable environment for spinal fusion with its small and large footprints that range in size from 10 to 60 mm in height in either 0° or 8° lordosis.
“ChoiceSpine is on a journey to develop and market a vast portfolio of products that meet the surgical needs of our customers and their patients,” said Rick Henson and Marty Altshuler, co-founders of ChoiceSpine. “HAWKEYE Ti is just one example of the spinal device and biologic solutions that we deliver with exceptional service to our distributor partners and healthcare customers.”
ChoiceSpine received FDA clearance for the HAWKEYE Ti device in October of this year. HAWKEYE Ti is the first of many 3D printed devices being developed and commercialized by ChoiceSpine.
ChoiceSpine is a privately-held spinal device company located in Knoxville, TN. The Company prides itself on providing excellent products and exceptional service to meet the needs of their customers. ChoiceSpine offers a breadth of innovative and surgeon-focused systems that are designed to be safe, efficient and easy-to-use. By working closely with physicians and maintaining a service-focused distribution, ChoiceSpine will continue to bring technically-superior spinal products to market.