“The most significant threat to patient safety in lateral SI joint fusion procedures is the possibility of the guide wire advancing into the sacral foramina and potentially damaging a nerve root,” said Dr. Donald Sachs (neurosurgeon, Tampa, Fla.), “This is a good response to that common risk. Plus, with this, you don’t have to remove the wire, avoiding the frustrations of finding your path again.”
The stackable Scaltoff Wires (blunt and trocar) thread onto and off each other, end-to-end, providing adjustable length. Considered to be the stiffest on the market, the extra rigidity of these stainless steel wires further enhances control for the surgeon.
Now a little more than a year on the market, CoreLink’s Entasis SI Joint Fusion System has seen more than 500 devices implanted. Surgeons most often cite the device’s Easy-In dual-pitch compression threading and the autograft self-harvesting circumferential fenestrations as the most compelling features in their choice of this device. CoreLink expects the addition of the stackable Scaltoff Wire to further accelerate the adoption of this implant system.