A division of Life Spine, Centric Medical has secured US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) marketing clearance to the SATURN external fixation system.


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The SATURN external fixation system which consists of rings, struts, threaded rods, pins, wires and connectors intended to be used as a means to stabilize the foot, ankle and long bone segments.

Life Spine and Centric Medical marketing and business development vice president Mariusz Knap said: “I am excited to continue the expansion of our foot and ankle portfolio with more complex solutions like the SATURN External Fixation System. The system has a wide variety of components to allow for a unique anatomical construct for each patient. The key features were designed with the intention to reduce operating time and provide greater ease of use for the surgical team, because the procedure involves so many moving pieces, it is crucial for the design to be simple, efficient and user-friendly.”

The external fixation system is the tenth 510(k) clearance for Life Spine in the last year and can be utilized for fusions, fractures, deformity reconstructions, tumors and Charcot Reconstructions.

Source: Company Press Release