Wednesday, December 28, 2022
SI-BONE, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based medical device company dedicated to solving musculoskeletal disorders of the sacropelvic anatomy, today announced an additional FDA clearance for iFuse Bedrock Granite®. New cleared indications include use with a wide variety of commercially available pedicle screw system rods.
Adult spinal deformity is a complex clinical problem to treat, with lumbopelvic fixation failure rates reported at 24%.1 Surgeons have adopted different strategies involving preoperative planning to improve spinal alignment, biologics, and next-generation pelvic fixation implants to help improve surgical outcomes. SI-BONE introduced iFuse Bedrock Granite in May 2022 to address some of these issues. The implant is typically used both to immobilize and fuse the sacroiliac (SI) joint and to serve as foundational support at the base of a spine fusion construct. The initial clearance included an indication for use with a single manufacturer’s pedicle screw system. The expanded indications include use with a wide range of rods that are commonly used in multilevel spine fusion surgeries. The expanded indications will allow surgeons to use their preferred techniques and implant systems with confidence in conjunction with iFuse Bedrock Granite as the foundation for their construct.
“Many patients with spinal deformity require a thorough surgical plan and a variety of implant solutions to help provide the best outcome,” said Robert Eastlack, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Scripps Hospital. “By using iFuse Bedrock Granite at the base of my spinal constructs, I am providing my patients with the most advanced technology available.”
“Since launch, Granite has become the preferred implant for surgeons as they incorporate SI joint fusion into their pelvic fixation constructs” said Laura Francis, CEO of SI-BONE. “We believe that this expanded clearance will help increase the number of surgeons who treat their patients with this breakthrough device.”