Tsunami Medical launches AM interbody lumbar implant

June 10, 2021

The Ustica was developed after years of research, evolving from Tsunami Medical’s first generation TLIF cages (Courtesy Tsunami Medical)

Tsunami Medical, Modena, Italy, a manufacturing company focusing on technological innovation for spinal surgery and diagnostic invasive procedures, has launched Ustica, an additively manufactured titanium transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) cage. This solution has evolved after years of research from the clinically-proven First Generation TLIF cage.

“This new solution meets with the standards of successfully proven Bone InGrowth Technology®,” stated Stefano Caselli, CEO, Tsunami Medical. “Ustica has a unique multi-direction extension mechanism, which allows cranial-caudal height extension in combination with amendment to the required lordosis angle by individual extension in anterior and posterior direction.”

Founded in 1997, Tsunami Medical manufactured invasive diagnostic devices as a subcontractor of large manufacturing companies. In 2010, the company started designing and producing device using Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) Additive Manufacturing technology, resulting in its currently available implant product portfolio.

Peter Witke, CCO, Tsunami Medical, commented, “Solutions with expansion feature show excellent stability characteristics and the cages are printed in one step. Extension of height plus the amendment to lordosis angle, are performed with the same introduction instrument.”

Caselli concluded, “We consider these meaningful extensions of our TLIF cage family, meeting with international market needs and tender requirements.”


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