The Sharx cage can be used for both PLIF and oblique TLIF approaches. It has an anatomically shaped surface and a flattened bullet nose supporting cage insertion.
Unique Shape for Optimal Outcomes
With its flattened bullet nose, the Sharx cage features a unique shape that supports cage insertion. The Sharx portfolio provides a wide range of sizes, including five heights (ranging from 6 to 14mm in 2mm increments) and three widths (25, 28, and 32mm), along with lordosis angles of 0°, 2°, and 12°. This comprehensive selection allows for precise restoration of intervertebral height within the spinal segment and facilitates osteosynthesis.
Implant Porosity Facilitates Bony Fusion
Literature data reports that pore sizes between 100 µm and 1350 µm promote bone ingrowth, especially when exceeding 300 µm, leading to direct osteogenesis.
Our 3D-printed cage is designed with state-of-the-art technology, featuring pore sizes ranging from 400 µm to 800 µm, and an average pore size of 650 µm. This design offers an open-pore cage structure with a mesh macrostructure composed of 73% air and 27% titanium, akin to the porosity of human cancellous bone (typically ranging from 50% to 90%).
Clear Visibility Under Imaging
The optimal structure of the Sharx cage enables clear visualization of the implant largely without interfering artifacts.
This allows for clear assessment of the fusion and of the surrounding tissues.
Gentle on Surrounding Tissues
The edgeless design prioritizes the preservation of surrounding tissues during implantation. Additionally, the active hydrophilic surface enhances ingrowth behavior, fostering improved interaction between osteoblasts and protein surfaces compared to standard titanium. Notably, it shows higher fibronectin adsorption than milled titanium and other surface types.
SHARX® PLIF Brochure
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