Orthofix Medical Inc. (NASDAQ:OFIX), a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus, today announced results from a prospective, multicenter clinical study evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Trinity Elite™ cellular bone allograft (CBA) in lumbar spinal fusion procedures. Published in Neurology International, patients treated with the Trinity Elite CBA demonstrated fusion rates of 98.6 percent, measured by bridging bone at 12 months follow-up.
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“The 12-month data show that patients treated with the Trinity Elite allograft achieved a high rate of successful fusion and significant improvements in ODI and VAS scores,” said Dr. Joshua Wind, neurosurgeon at Sibley Memorial Hospital and lead author of the journal article. “Additionally, these high fusion rates were observed in subjects reporting single and multiple risk factors for pseudoarthrosis. The findings from this study provide further evidence for the use of cellular bone allografts as effective bone graft substitutes in lumbar spinal fusion.”
In this prospective, multicenter, open-label clinical study, the Trinity Elite allograft was evaluated in subjects undergoing posterolateral fusion (1-4 levels) or interbody fusion (1-2 levels) with CBA. Subject risk factors included smoking, diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis. A total of 274 subjects were enrolled in the study, with available data from 201 subjects who completed the 12-month follow-up. Radiographic fusion status was assessed by an independent review of dynamic radiographs and CT scans. Clinical outcome measures included the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and visual analogue scale (VAS) for back and leg pain. At 12 months, 98.6 percent fusion was assessed by the presence of bridging bone on thin-cut CT scans.
“We are pleased to continue to invest in clinical research and provide physicians the information they need to make the best decisions for their patients,” said Orthofix President of Global Spine Kevin Kenny. “The results of this publication support Trinity Elite as a safe and efficacious alternative to autograft for patients undergoing lumbar fusion procedures and demonstrate the compelling benefits of this cellular bone allograft. Trinity Elite is a key example of our commitment to deliver evidence-based, quality-driven solutions that can improve patients’ lives.”
Trinity Elite is a cryopreserved CBA from allograft donor bone that facilitates bone formation by providing an osteoconductive scaffold, inherent osteoinductive growth factors and osteogenic cells. Trinity Elite eliminates the need for harvesting autograft from patients, which reduces operating time and expense as well as discomfort and potential complications. Processed by MTF Biologics, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing quality tissue, Trinity Elite is a moldable bone graft material that enables physicians to easily control the placement of tissue during procedures.
Orthofix Medical Inc. is a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus. The Company’s mission is to deliver innovative, quality-driven solutions while partnering with health care professionals to improve patient mobility. Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, Orthofix’s spine and orthopedics products are distributed in more than 60 countries via the Company's sales representatives and distributors. For more information, please visit www.Orthofix.com.
About MTF Biologics
MTF Biologics is a global nonprofit organization that saves and heals lives by honoring donated gifts, serving patients and advancing science. They provide unmatched service, resources, and expertise to donors and their loved ones who give the gift of donation, people who depend on tissue and organ transplants, healthcare providers, and clinicians and scientists.
The International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM), a Division of MTF Biologics, honors donors of non-transplantable organs by providing their gifts to the medical research community to combat and cure diseases. Statline, also a Division of MTF Biologics, provides specialized communications and technology expertise to organ, tissue, and eye procurement organizations, as well as the hospitals and patients that they serve. Its sister organization, Deutsches Institute for Zell-und Gewebeersatz – DIZG (The German Institute for Cell and Tissue Transplantation), expands its reach to patients across the globe. For more information, visit www.mtfbiologics.org.
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