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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. 


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TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System Animation Place Holder

TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System Animation Launch Showing the Quadracentric Joint Preparation


  • Posterior Approach – Potentially reduces operative time and Neurovascular complications.
  • Posterior SI Fusion Site Preparation – Allows for efficient preparation of the joint and press fit implant placement.
  • A form of “Mortise and Tenon” Stabilization of the SI Joint (a proven and established method of Architectural Stabilization) – The geometry of the TransFasten implant across the joint is designed to stabilize the motion segment without disrupting the anatomy and creating new pain generators.
  • Structural Allograft Implant – Custom allograft implant includes a large trans-joint graft window for accommodating a biologic fusion.

Training Opportunities Available. For more information, contact Captiva Spine direct at 561-277-9480. Visit www.TransFasten.com for more information.

Captiva Spine Announces Alpha Launch of the TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System

TransFasten Posterior SI  Fusion System 

Captiva Spine is a medical device organization located in Jupiter, Florida, dedicated to creating sincere and collaborative relationships to deliver smart, elegant, and intuitive spine fusion solutions. Today, Captiva Spine is announcing the alpha launch of the TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System.  The TransFasten Posterior SI Fusion System was developed in conjunction with Robert Lins, M.D., Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches.

“My goal was to develop a safe and efficient posterior approach potentially reducing operative time, neurovascular complications, and achieving a quadracentric press fit that neither compresses nor expands the sacroiliac joint,” Dr. Lins explained.  “We are creating a fusion site similar to a mortise and tenon joint used in woodworking for thousands of years.” Dr. Lins continued to explain “TransFasten’s streamlined instrumentation and straightforward procedure provide for efficient joint preparation and precise press fit of a QuadraCentric Implant.”


To explain the QuadraCentric Joint Preparation simply…
A) Dock the QuadraCentric Drill Guide at the SI joint.
B) Ream the implant site.
C) Impact the QuadraCentric Implant and graft material.


“The launch of TransFasten (a posterior SI fusion system) is a key milestone in our drive to deliver clinical and economic value for patients, surgeons, and healthcare facilities,” said Dale Mitchell, President and Founder of Captiva Spine.

  • Posterior Approach – Potentially reduces operative time and Neurovascular complications.
  • Posterior Fusion Site Preparation – Allows for efficient preparation of the joint and press fit implant placement.
  • A form of “Mortise and Tenon” Stabilization of the SI Joint (a proven and established method of Architectural Stabilization) – The geometry of the TransFasten implant across the joint is designed to stabilize the motion segment without disrupting the anatomy and creating new pain generators.
  • Structural Allograft Implant – Custom allograft implant includes a large trans-joint graft window for accommodating a biologic fusion.

Training Opportunities Available. Call Captiva Spine direct at 561-277-9480.