SOURCE: Aesculap

January 21, 2015 15:22 ET

Aesculap Implant Systems Introduces the ProSpace™XP Lumbar Interbody System

The ProSpaceXP Is an Optimum Fusion of the Osteoconductive Plasmapore®XP Coating and PEEK-Optima®* Core for Enhanced Implant Stability, Artifact-Free Imaging, and an Ideal Osteoconductive Scaffold for PLIF Procedures

CENTER VALLEY, PA--(Marketwired - January 21, 2015) - Aesculap Implant Systems recently introduced the ProSpaceXP Interbody System for PLIF procedures. The ProSpaceXP fuses two proven materials, an innovative Plasmapore®XP osteoconductive porous Titanium coating and a PEEK-Optima® radiolucent core, that deliver enhanced implant stability, artifact-free imaging, and an optimal, osteoconductive scaffold for fusion procedures. A comprehensive range of intuitive instrumentation and over 40 implant size options are available to accommodate varying patient anatomies and intraoperative needs.

The design of the ProSpaceXP interbody combines aggressive teeth and the PlasmaporeXP surface coating that enhances implant stability and migration resistance. Additionally, PlasmaporeXP maximizes the contact area between the implant and vertebral endplate, offering surgeons the ideal scaffold for a stable fusion. The ProSpaceXP has excellent imaging properties, incorporating the benefits of the PlasmaporeXP coating, which clearly delineates implant contours during imaging, along with X-Ray marker pins for intraoperative positioning and verification.1

Aesculap recently released an ovine study that focuses on the advantages of using PlasmaporeXP coated PEEK interbody implants. The study states that PlasmaporeXP coated implants have significantly greater pullout strength and bony ingrowth when compared to uncoated PEEK implants at 12 and 24 weeks. It also concludes that the PlasmaporeXP coating presents a biomechanical advantage by providing initial stabilization as well as long term advanced stability.1 The study author, Boyle C. Cheng, PhD, explains that, "The clinical relevance of this study should instill both the patient and surgeon with confidence in the stability of Aesculap's PlasmaporeXP coated devices from implantation to fusion. Due to the optimized surface coating, the device supports excellent interbody fit and also long term bony apposition. It is clear that the PlasmaporeXP coating provides good initial stability with superior long term results."

The ProSpaceXP interbody is another addition to Aesculap's expanding portfolio of PlasmaporeXP coated implants. For more information about the ProSpaceXP product or other PlasmaporeXP coated products visit: aesculapimplantsystems.com/prospacexp

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*PEEK-Optima is registered trademark of Invibio Biomaterial Solutions.

About Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC
Aesculap Implant Systems, LLC, a B. Braun company, is part of a 175-year-old global organization focused on meeting the needs of the changing healthcare environment. Through close collaboration with its customers, Aesculap Implant Systems develops advanced spine and orthopaedic implant technologies to treat complex disorders of the spine, hip and knee. Aesculap Implant Systems strives to deliver products and services that improve the quality of patients' lives. For more information, call 800-234-9179 or visit aesculapimplantsystems.com.

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    Dana Burns
    Aesculap, Inc.
    phone: 610-984-9242
    mobile: 610-217-4964
    email: dana.burns@aesculap.com