• Posterior Lumbar Interbody Cage
    • s-LIF

      A new application of ”3D-Truss-Ti” spatial mesh

      ”s-LIF” (straight Lumbar Interbody Fusion) implant combines the fusion enhancing features of the ”3D-Truss-Ti” structure together with the precision of insertion and placement provided by the unique “anchoring guides”. It belongs to the CarЯLIF family – a group of implants made with ”3D-Truss-Ti” Electron Beam Technology (EBT) – which under LfC have been used for the first time in history to manufacture spinal implants.

      The above-mentioned implants constitute significant progress to spine surgery due to their respective functions related to new trends in spine treatments:

      ”Bridging of spine” with ”3D-Truss-Ti” spatial construction.

      The ”s-LIF” implant is specifically dedicated to the Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) approach but can be used in other surgical approaches (PLIF, XLIF, ALIF, etc.), giving the surgeon a choice.

      The others about us:


        • Decompression of neural structures;
        • Accelerated osteointegration:
          • acceleration of bone ingrowth into the implant;
          • quick patient recovery;
        • Different surgical approaches (anterior, anterolateral, lateral);
        • Reconstruction of natural spine geometry and intervertebral height;
        • Reduced invasiveness – for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) procedures;

        • Uniquely shaped anchoring guides for:
          • controlled insertion & precise placement;
          • supreme primary stability;
          • enlargement of load bearing surfaces;
          • prevention against migration & expulsion;
        • Anatomical ”bullet” shape:
          • smooth insertion;
        • Specially designed 3D-Truss Ti structure:
          • minimal volume of titanium;
          • more than 65% space for bone ingrowth;
          • light & strong construction;
          • high load bearing capacity;
          • surfaces of ”3D-Truss” elements susceptible to osteointegration;
          • superior bony fusion;

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    Technology & s-LIF description

    At the end of the 20th century, technologies stemming from aero-space engineering opened a world of new possibilities in 3D spatial architecture. LfC managed to transmit this space technology to the field of spinal implants. Electron beam melting (EBT-Electron Beam Technology) of Ti-alloy powder with temperatures over 2000 deg. C in a vacuum chamber -that is the essence of technology used to create a new generation of 3D-implants. Apart from the structure itself, which favors bone ingrowth within the spatial cells, the implant’s design enables an accelerated osteointegration mechanism reducing fusion time by 40-50 percent and more. This new phenomenon was studied and called „Ivy-like mechanism, L.C.” as a metaphor for the natural growth process of ivy, which climbs along the specially made rough surface of truss design.

    Ciupik L.F., Kierzkowska A., Cęcek J., Pieniążek J. Sterna J., Cieślik-Górna M. The use of incremental technology to produce 3D-Truss Ti6Al4V implants which improves the spinal treatment effectiveness. Key Engineering Materials; 2016; 687: 179-184.

    Ciupik L.F., Kierzkowska A. Technology-biomechanical evaluation of metal biomaterials derived by layer technology. Engineering of Biomaterials; 2010; 93: 14-18.

    Poster: Innovative 3D-Ti-Printing in a Worldwide spinal surgery