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TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System Quadracentric Sacroiliac Joint Site Preparation

Captiva Spine Granted New Patent in the U.S. for Unique Approach to Site Preparation for Posterior SI Joint Fusion Surgery

TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System Quadracentric Sacroiliac Joint Site Preparation

TransFasten® Posterior SI  Fusion System 

Captiva Spine, Inc., developer and distributor of intuitive spine fusion devices, announced today they received “Notice of Allowance by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTOfor their patent on a novel posterior sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion System named TransFastenSpecifically, the system’s precision form of Quadracentric carpentry which prepares the sacroiliac joint intended for an easy, safe, and repeatable SI joint fusion surgery.  

Recognizing the growing adoption of SI fusion procedures, we are committed to the continued development of differentiated and proprietary devices that clearly provide incremental improvement. This patent marks another milestone for Captiva Spine’s growing patent portfolio,” said Dale Mitchell, President of Captiva Spine. TransFasten’s form of carpentry is truly aligned with key principles of achieving ease of use, stabilization, and fusion while utilizing a safe posterior approach. 

Posterior SI Joint Fusion – Proprietary Technique

TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System Quadracentric Sacroiliac Joint Site Preparation

“…many will bring this procedure to their practice simply for the safety of the posterior approach coupled with this unique approach to SI joint fusion site preparation.

The TransFasten technique is intended to provide stabilization of the SI joint, with minimal disruption to anatomy, in a minimally invasive procedure. This patented Quadracentric site preparation is a form of mortise and tenon carpentry and requires one implant; many other systems require multiple implants or large screws.  TransFasten is a precision-machined allograft with a large graft window that precisely fits within the sizeable cross-joint decortication for creating biologic fusion. This posterior procedure provides a safe approach to dock minimal instrumentation. It prepares the SI joint sitwhich includes the richest proliferation of osteogenic cells while placing the implant in a predetermined position Altogether, TransFasten may potentially reducoperating room and fluoroscopy time.  

As Captiva Spine continues to introduce TransFasten, many will bring this procedure to their practice simply for the safety of the posterior approach coupled with this unique approach to SI joint fusion site preparation, said Dr. Robert E. Lins, The Center for the Bone & Joint Surgery, and inventor of TransFasten. Because the sacroiliac joints transfer forces from the upper body to the lower extremities, they are subject to trauma and chronic degenerative changes. I truly believe the TransFasten procedure will enable the medical community to better serve their patients suffering these degenerative changes in the future.”  

Inquiries from physicians and industry professionals looking to incorporate intelligent and innovative technologies into their offerings are always welcome. Captiva Spine can be contacted directly by phone at 561-277-9480. 

About Captiva Spine, Inc. 

Captiva Spine is a privately-owned medical device organization founded in 2007.  Captiva Spine supports spine surgeons, tenured spine distributors, and healthcare facilities in providing patients with progressive spinal care and an obsessive focus on quality; they strive to create and maintain sincere, honest, collaborative relationships. Above all else, valuing their relationships fosters the mutual trust and openness needed for Captiva Spine to be a conduit of high quality, smart, elegant, and intuitive patient solutions. Captiva Spine operates as a family of industry professionals that take pride in delivering these solutions responsibly and ethically while never losing sight of what they refer to as the Human FactorFinding joy in their daily lives and serving the needs of their customers with sincere, professional enthusiasm. 


This press release can also be found on OrthoSpineNews.com, OrthoWorld.com, Spine-Market.com, TheSpineMarketGroup.com, PRweb.com

SmartLOX Cervical Plate and Screws

SmartLOX Cervical Plate System Receives Clearance For Enhancements

SmartLOX Cervical Plate System Header Image and Logo

Captiva Spine’s SmartLOX Cervical Plate System Receives Clearance for Enhanced and Patented Screw Locking Mechanism

(SmartLOX™ Cervical Plate System) – Captiva Spine, Inc., a medical device organization dedicated to developing and distributing intelligent and intuitive spine device solutions, announced today it has received 510(K) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market an enhanced cervical plate system with a patented screw locking mechanism. Their SmartLOX Cervical Plate System incorporates a proprietary Nitinol self-locking mechanism, which provides visual, audible, and tactile confirmation of the cervical screw locking.

Dale Mitchell, President and Founder of Captiva Spine said, “We are especially pleased about this SmartLOX Cervical Plate System FDA clearance, as it incorporates our enhanced screw locking mechanism design. This enhancement allows screws to be inserted sequentially, in tandem or independently while ensuring a reliable and easy to use locking mechanism. While we all know timing is everything, we couldn’t be more excited to also say that this improvement has recently been allowed a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.”

The SmartLOX Cervical Plate System has been engineered for ease of use, enhanced control, and predictable performance. In addition to its proprietary self-locking mechanism, SmartLOX Cervical Plate System features large graft/endplate windows for clear visualization, flush/smooth screw head profile, and options for self-tapping, self-drilling, fixed and variable angled screws. Discover more details about SmartLOX™ Cervical Plate System and Captiva Spine’s other high quality and elegant products, such as the Pivotec® TLIF Cage Inserter and TowerLOX® MIS Pedicle Screw System, at their recently re-launched website www.captivaspine.com.

About Captiva Spine, Inc.
Captiva Spine is a privately owned medical device organization founded in 2007. Captiva Spine designs innovative medical and surgical apparatus, appliances, devices and instruments to support spine surgeons, tenured spine distributors, and healthcare facilities.  They strive to provide patients with progressive spinal care devices with an obsessive focus on quality and they create and maintain sincere, honest, collaborative relationships.  Valuing their relationships, above all else, fosters the mutual trust and openness needed for Captiva Spine to be a conduit of smart, elegant, and intuitive patient solutions.  Captiva Spine consults with clients, providing valuable research information related to the design of surgical devices and instruments. Captiva Spine operates as a family of industry professionals that take pride in delivering these solutions responsibly and ethically while never losing sight of what they refer to as the Human Factor: Finding the joy in their daily lives and serving the needs of their customers with sincere, professional enthusiasm. Captiva Spine – Strength Through Connections.

 


 

 

This Press Release can be found at PR.com and is also featured on Becker’s Spine, and Healio.