BELGRADE, Mont., Dec. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XTNT), a leader in the development of regenerative medicine products and medical devices, today announced the first surgical case of the Atrix-C Cervical Allograft Interbody Spacer. This allograft spacer represents the first Xtant Medical product launched within the U.S., following the combination of Bacterin International, Inc. and X-spine Systems, Inc., highlighting the strategic focus on co-development product opportunities in the future.
The Atrix-C Cervical Allograft Interbody Spacer offers surgeons a structural allograft solution for anterior cervical discectomy fusion (ACDF). The implant is a precision milled cortical allograft, with a central opening for placement of a preferred biologic material for fusion, such as OsteoSponge®, and with an anatomically shaped footprint designed to help maximize surface area for structural support.
Dr. Alan Villavicencio, a neurosurgeon with the Boulder Neurosurgical and Spine Associates, performed the first ACDF procedure utilizing the Atrix-C Cervical Allograft Interbody Spacer this week. The surgery, performed at Boulder Community Hospital – Foothills Campus, in Boulder, CO, was to treat a patient with degenerative disc disease. "The case went well," stated Dr. Villavicencio. "The chamfered end on the Atrix-C Allograft Spacer allowed for easy insertion, while the trapezoidal shaped footprint fit the cervical anatomy well, and the cortical design with a center lumen provided a balance of structural support with ample fusion area."
"The Atrix-C Cervical Allograft Interbody Spacer expands the cervical product portfolio of Xtant Medical," said Dr. David Kirschman, Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Xtant Medical. "The addition of Atrix-C now offers customers a cervical allograft solution in addition to the existing Calix® and Calix PC™ PEEK interbody spacers for the ACDF procedure. The Atrix-C Cervical Allograft Interbody Spacer was developed using the combined instrumentation expertise of X-spine and the orthobiologic expertise of Bacterin, and illustrates the value of the Xtant combination."
According to BioMedGPS market research, the milled, spinal construct market is expected to be $282M for 2015.
About Xtant Medical Holdings
Xtant Medical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XTNT) develops, manufactures and markets class-leading regenerative medicine products and medical devices for domestic and international markets. Xtant products serve the specialized needs of orthopedic and neurological surgeons, including orthobiologics for the promotion of bone healing, implants and instrumentation for the treatment of spinal disease, tissue grafts for the treatment of orthopedic disorders, and biologics to promote healing following cranial, and foot and ankle surgeries. With core competencies in both biologic and non-biologic surgical technologies, Xtant can leverage its resources to successfully compete in global neurological and orthopedic surgery markets. For further information, please visit www.xtantmedical.com.
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