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Earlier this week, DePuy Synthes Spine, collaborating with DePuy Synthes Biomaterials, announced the U.S. launch of the CONFORM SHEET, a hydrated, pliable and totally demineralized cancellous bone matrix that fills up during posterolateral spinal fusion surgery and provides a natural scaffold for new bone formation.
The new allograft implant has both osteoinductive and osteoconductive properties. Using a unique demineralization process, bone morphogenic proteins are exposed, providing CONFORM SHEET osteoinductive properties, while the scaffold’s cancellous structure provides osteoconductive characteristics. CONFORM SHEET is able to readily absorb various hydrating fluids, such as blood, saline and bone marrow aspirate. When combined with the latter fluid, CONFORM SHEET becomes osteogenic.
CONFORM SHEET is packaged in a hydrated state, eliminating the need for rehydration, and there is no implant migration upon irrigation. It is offered in four sizes, which can be cut to accomodate irregularly shaped anatomy. It can be used alongside DePuy Synthes Spine MATRIX MIS Pedicle Screw System, EXPEDIUM Spine System, as well as other systems for spinal fusion.
Several years earlier in 2011, DePuy Synthes Spine launched the CONFORM CUBE Demineralized Cancellous Bone, which is made into the form of a cube. The implant comes in five sizes, and has the same properties as the CONFORM SHEET, although doesn’t come pre-hyrdated.
Both CONFORM SHEET and CONFORM CUBE are processed by MTF, resulting in tissue quality and safety through their approach to donor selection and allograft processing. DePuy Synthes has worked with MTF for more than 10 years to provide high-quality tissue for patients.