CoreLink’s Stackable Guide Wire Reduces Potential Risk Of SI Joint Fusion

Published: Aug 22, 2017

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CoreLink, LLC, a fast growing designer and manufacturer of spinal implant systems, announced the release of the Scaltoff™ Wire, a patent pending, stackable guide wire for its Entasis® Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System. The convertible length wire enables constant control during drilling, tapping, and insertion steps yet can be quickly shortened to accommodate the C-arm in lateral view x-rays.

“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”

“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,” says Dr. Donald Sachs (Neurosurgeon, Tampa, FL), “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.

For more information or distribution opportunities concerning the Entasis® SI Joint Fusion System, or any of CoreLink’s other spinal implant products, please, visit www.corelinksurgical.com.

About CoreLink

CoreLink, LLC internally designs and manufactures more than 99% of its broad portfolio of spinal implant systems. CoreLink leverages this expertise through collaboration and a dedication to empowering surgeons with the highest quality and most effective instruments and implants possible. That is how CoreLink came to be known as The Source.

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Indications for Use

The Entasis Dual-Lead Sacroiliac implant system is intended for sacroiliac joint fusions for conditions including degenerative sacroiliitis and sacroiliac joint disruptions.

Contacts

CoreLink, LLC
Matthew Linhardt, 888-349-7808
Senior Director, Marketing
m.linhardt@corelinksurgical.com

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