US Market Report for MIS Interbody Devices 2017 - MedCore
Interbody (IB) devices are designed to replace the intervertebral discs of the spine; this enhances stability in the region and promotes fusion between the two vertebral bodies. These devices are threaded, allowing them to be used in conjunction with bone graft material. Over time, the packed graft is gradually replaced by natural bone, forming a solid piece. IB fusion procedures typically add a posterior fixation device to the associated level. These procedures are often referred to as 360° fusions, as surgeons will implant interbody devices from an anterior approach and flip the patient over to implant a posterior pedicle screw device. This combination increases the fusion success rate over standalone interbody fusion device implantation without the addition of fixation devices.