Anatomics surgical guide study shows efficacy of 3D-printed implants for spinal fusion

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In a 129-patient study, Australian device company Anatomics evaluated the efficacy of its 3D-printed SpineBox kit in transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion procedures, reports 3D Printing Industry.

The study, published Dec. 13 in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, found that SpineBox facilitated nerve decompression, cage implantation and accuracy of the spinal construct in the procedures.

The 3D-printed implants achieved a 97.8 percent accuracy in the placement of pedicle screws.

All procedures were performed at a single level by the same spine surgeon over a period of 27 months.

The study noted some complications, including one intraoperative dural tear and six reoperations.

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