Additive Implants says that it has begun implanting a 3D printed titanium device to replace damaged cervical discs which form part of the spine.

“The device endplates have a unique surface finish that will help facilitate the bone-implant interface,” said Dr Pawel Jankowski, from Hoag Hospital in California, who implanted the devices. “The large lateral window will allow me to visualize and follow the healing process. Instrumentation is extremely well thought out and one of the best I have seen making the procedure to go very smoothly.”