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RTI Surgical® Wins 2018 Orthopedics This Week Spine Technology Award for TETRAfuse® 3D Technology

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Award recognizes excellence and innovation in spine surgery products

LOS ANGELES – September 25, 2018 RTI Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: RTIX), a global surgical implant company, announced its TETRAfuse® 3D Technology won a 2018 Spine Technology Award from Orthopedics This Week, a widely read publication in the orthopedics industry. RTI will accept the award at the North American Spine Society’s (NASS) 33rd Annual Meeting taking place September 26-29, 2018, in Los Angeles and will be featured in upcoming issues of Orthopedics This Week and Orthopedics This Month Spine.

“RTI is honored to receive this important industry recognition, which is a testament to the ingenuity and dedication of our employees,” said Camille Farhat, President and CEO, RTI Surgical. “TETRAfuse 3D Technology is one of many examples of RTI’s commitment to the development and ongoing clinical research of innovative spine-focused solutions that meet the demands of surgeons and improve patient outcomes around the world.”

TETRAfuse 3D Technology is an interbody fusion (IBF) device material, manufactured under an exclusive license with Oxford Performance Materials, designed to help drive optimal outcomes for patients undergoing spinal fusion procedures. It is the first 3D printed polymer-based IBF device material to incorporate a nano-rough[i] surface that has demonstrated, in a pre-clinical study, more notable trabecular bone ingrowth compared to PEEK and titanium-coated PEEK.[ii]

TETRAfuse 3D Technology is featured in RTI’s growing Fortilink® series of devices, including the Fortilink-C, -TS and -L IBF Systems. The devices are intended for use in interbody fusion procedures in patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD), an age-related condition when one or more discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column deteriorate or break down, which can lead to pain.[iii]

Those attending NASS can visit Booth #1523 to learn more about the Fortilink series of devices featuring TETRAfuse 3D Technology, as well as RTI’s full line of high-quality hardware, interbody and orthobiologic spine offerings. For more information about the Fortilink IBF series of devices and TETRAfuse 3D Technology, visit www.tetrafuse3D.com.

About Orthopedics This Week

Orthopedics This Week delivers breaking news, analysis and commentary to professionals working in the orthopedics industry. Published 40 times a year, Orthopedics This Week is a four-time winner of the MORE awards for journalistic excellence. Each year, Orthopedics This Week grants the Spine Technology Awards to inventors, engineering teams, surgeons and their companies who have created the most innovative, enduring and practical products in the treatment or care of the spine. Submissions are judged by a panel of leading surgeons with extensive clinical and research experience in spinal care.

About RTI Surgical, Inc.

RTI Surgical is a leading global surgical implant company providing surgeons with safe biologic, metal and synthetic implants. Committed to delivering a higher standard, RTI’s implants are used in sports medicine, general surgery, spine, orthopedic and trauma procedures and are distributed in nearly 50 countries. RTI has four manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. and Europe. RTI is accredited in the U.S. by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is a member of AdvaMed. For more information, please visit www.rtix.com. Connect with us on LinkedIn.

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[i] Data on file at RTI Surgical, Inc.

[ii] Data on file at RTI Surgical, Inc. Performance data from animal studies may not be representative of performance in humans.

[iii] Donally C, Dulebohn S; Lumbar Degenerative Disk Disease. StatPearls. 2017 Oct 13. Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK448134/


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