US clearance for Inion's spinal fusion products
This article was originally published in Clinica
The US FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for three of Inion's biodegradable spinal fusion products. The Inion S-1 anterior cervical fusion system, the Inion S-1 double-level plate and the Inion S-2 anterior thoraco-lumbar fusion system are plates and screws designed for bone graft containment in spinal fusion procedures, which are carried out for a range of spinal conditions. Unlike traditional metal implants, the Tampere, Finland firm's products completely degrade into carbon dioxide and water. The devices also incorporate a radiographic marker which allows surgeons to view the implants' position using X-ray. The S-1 and S-2 graft containment systems were CE marked for sale in Europe in August and September 2007, respectively.