Carlsbad, California-based SeaSpine designed the WaveForm TA interbody system to deliver an interbody to the anterior portion of the disc space. The aim is to optimize sagittal alignment and endplate support.
According to a news release, surgeons can use WaveForm TA to address specific anatomical needs intraoperatively. With a range of footprint and lordotic options, surgeons don’t see adverse impacts to their surgical workflow.
“WaveForm TA is an exciting addition to our interbody portfolio and provides a best-in-class offering in what we estimate is the $175 million U.S. [transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion] market for 3D-printed and solid titanium products,” Dennis Cirino, SeaSpine SVP of global spinal systems, said in a news release. “This system provides a versatile and reproducible lumbar interbody solution while providing efficiency through cross-compatible instrumentation. This allows surgeons the flexibility of choosing from multiple SeaSpine implant families with only one set of familiar instrumentation.”
WaveForm interbody devices feature 3D-printed architectural innovation. SeaSpine designed them to balance key geometric and manufacturing advancements without compromising clinical requirements.
The WaveForm TA system uses SeaSpine’s WaveForm technology for highly porous — yet robust — architecture that optimizes subsidence resistance, implant stiffness and orthobiologics packability, the company said. The system also maintains radiographic visualization during intraoperative and postoperative imaging.
“The WaveForm TA implant has a very thoughtful design. The porosity allows for bony in-growth while also balancing the ideal roughness,” said Dr. Alex Mohit of NeoSpine and Tacoma General Hospital. “The simple and efficient instrumentation has been fine-tuned to insert the implant safely and accurately. I have been extremely impressed with the results.”