Aurora Spine Corporation Announces Newly Published Paper on Need for a Bone Mineral Density-Matched Interbody Cage

The research article provides an introductory profile of a spinal interbody implant designed to simulate the lattice structure of human cancellous bone, with a similar modulus of elasticity, and specialized to match a patient’s bone status across the bone mineral density (BMD) continuum. The implant incorporates an open pore design where the degree of pore compactness directly corresponds to the patient’s dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA)-defined BMD status, including patients with osteoporosis. An implant that fits this criterion is Aurora’s DEXA TiBone™ (also known as DEXA-C), a spinal interbody implant that received 510(k) premarket notification for commercial use in the US in August 2021.
“The development of an interbody device that is matched to the patient’s bone density is truly the future of ensuring improved outcomes for patients with spinal implants,” said Steven Falowski, M.D., Director of Functional Neurosurgery at Argires-Marotti Neurosurgical Associates of Lancaster, PA.   “It addresses a gap we have had in ensuring bony fusion following spinal surgery. This technology is adaptable to multiple points of intended fusion in the body and will surely be one of the most valuable tools in a surgeon’s armamentarium.” Read More