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3D-printed load-bearing polymeric implant for spinal reconstruction
Oxford Performance Materials, Inc.’s SpineFab® VBR implant system is a vertebral body replacement (VBR) intended for use in the thoracolumbar regions of the spine to replace a vertebral body that has collapsed, been damaged, or is unstable due to tumor or trauma. According to the manufacturer, the SpineFab system is the only FDA-cleared, 3D-printed, load-bearing polymer device for long-term implantation. Features include radiolucency, bone-like mechanical properties, and bone ongrowth characteristics. For more information, visit

Sterile extremity positioning device
The Universal SteriBump
® from Innovative Medical Products Inc. provides sterile extremity positioning for multiple procedures including hip and knee arthroscopy and trauma procedures. The device can be positioned at multiple heights and angles. As a single-use device, it may reduce the risk of cross contamination and healthcare-associated infections. For more information, visit

Lateral lumbar interbody fusion device
The Valeo II™ LL from Amedica is a silicon nitride lateral lumbar (LL) interbody fusion device indicated for intervertebral body fusion of the spine in skeletally mature patients and designed for use with autograft to facilitate fusion. The Valeo II LL is made of a microcomposite silicon nitride biomaterial, which reportedly offers a superior environment for bone growth and osteointegration. The semiradiolucent device has clearly visible boundaries on radiographs and produces no artifacts on MRI or computed tomography scans. For more information, visit

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