FlexiCore is a metal-on-metal device that is inserted as a single unit. The superior and inferior portions are linked by a captured ball-and-socket joint. The FlexiCore can be implanted from a straight anterior or an anterolateral direction, and offers the ability to manipulate the position of the implant within the intervertebral space. Unique domed baseplate surfaces are shaped to approximate the concavities of the vertebral body endplates, and are coated with titanium plasma spray to assist bone ongrowth fixation.
In This Article:
- Lumbar Artificial Disc Surgery for Chronic Back Pain
- Pain Generated by the Spinal Disc
- Disc Nucleus Replacement
- Total Disc Replacement - ProDisc
- Total Disc Replacement - Charité Artificial Disc
- Total Disc Replacement - Maverick
- Total Disc Replacement - FlexiCore
- Facet Technologies
- Summary of Lumbar Artificial Disc Development
- Total Disc Replacement Back Surgery Video
In the US FDA IDE study, FlexiCore was randomized to an anterior-posterior (360) fusion with anterior bone graft and posterolateral fusion using pedicle screws. Patients with single-level disc disease were studied. The randomized study has been completed, and Flexicore is now in Continued Access mode.