Huntley, IL, September 5th, 2017 –

Centric Medical, a division of Life Spine®, Inc., which focuses on developing surgical implants for the treatment of lower distal extremity pathology, announced today record revenue growth of their TARSA-LINK™ Stand-Alone Wedge Fixation System and ROGUE™ Hammertoe Correction System within their Foot & Ankle division, plus OSTEO-LINK® 100% Demineralized Bone Matrix and MARROW CELLUTION™ Bone Marrow Harvesting System within their Biologics division.

“The groundbreaking TARSA-LINK Stand-Alone Wedge Fixation System, which was the market’s first stand-alone osteotomy wedge with built-in fixation, along with the TARSA-LINK Bunion Correction System designed as the first stand-alone opening base wedge with built-in fixation on the market, have provided us with a leading foot and ankle portfolio offering,” said Mariusz Knap, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Life Spine. “We then introduced the ROGUE Hammertoe Correction System to the market, amongst other products. The revenue gained within Centric Medical in the past eight months alone is over 112% compared to the full year prior. These innovative systems are just a small part of a successfully growing foot and ankle portfolio.”

“Within the Osteobiologics product division, revenue growth of 105% has already been seen in the past eight months when compared to the prior full year,” continued Mr. Knap. According to in-vivo test results, OSTEO-LINK has been engineered and processed to deliver the highest level of osteoinductivity characteristic with 100% DBM by weight. “We are excited to include our new offering called OSTEO-LINK Hydratable ICM (Inductive Carrier Matrix), which is an osteoinductive bone matrix that may be hydrated with saline, blood, BMA, or PRP. We can also offer surgeons the ability to capture BMA with our MARROW CELLUTION Bone Marrow Harvesting System. It is designed to overcome the limitations of a traditional bone marrow needle and results in a bone marrow harvest that is so rich in key stem and progenitor cells that the aspirate may no longer require manipulation through centrifugation prior to application. This allows the surgeon to complete a true bone healing triad for the greatest possible clinical outcomes.” 

Centric Medical™ Announces Initial Cases for Hammertoe Correction System


Centric Medical, a division of Life Spine, Inc., which focuses on developing surgical implants for the treatment of distal extremity pathology, announced today that the company has successfully completed initial cases with the Hammertoe Correction System. The innovative system offers a dual threaded design and is inserted between the proximal and middle phalanges so that the opposing threads fixate on the phalangeal canal of the toe and compress the joint.

“Centric Medical’s Hammertoe Correction System is the latest in the rapid evolution of permanent implants to improve the results of hammertoe surgery. This outpatient procedure is quick and the Hammertoe System provides excellent fixation and compression to permanently correct hammertoe deformities. Patients no longer need to have pins sticking out the ends of their toes, eliminating the requirement for follow-up surgery,” said Dr. David Friscia of Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California.

The Hammertoe Correction System is scheduled for a limited release in Q2 of 2017.  The initial case follows the news of FDA clearance of Centric Medical’s Metatarsal Hemi Implant. These systems are part of a growing portfolio which includes innovative osteobiologic products, as well as the groundbreaking TARSA-LINK™ Stand-Alone Wedge Fixation System, the market’s first stand-alone osteotomy wedge with built-in fixation. The system was released to the market in September 2016.