Vitoss® Bone Graft Substitute
Vitoss is a synthetic bone graft with a unique interconnected, ultra-porous structure that resembles human cancellous bone. For spinal applications, it is available in three formulations - a foam pack, a foam strip, or morsels and blocks. When combined with bone marrow aspirate (BMA), it possesses the same three bone healing components as the gold standard (Iliac Crest Bone Graft, or ICBG) - a scaffold (osteoconductive), cells (osteogenic) and signals (osteoinductive).
Features and benefits:
- A highly porous calcium-phosphate (up to 90% porous) that is stable at physiological pH and resorbs during the natural remodeling process of bone
- Open, interconnected structure that facilitates 3-D bone regeneration
- Vitoss Foam Pack is stable in a fluid environment, can soak and hold bone marrow, and is moldable
- Vitoss Foam Strip is flexible when wet, can soak and hold bone marrow, is compression resistant, and is easy to cut
- Vitoss Morsels and Blocks are good for large graft volume applications and are cost comparative to cancellous chips
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- ^Stryker's Spine Division Test Report P/N 1070-0008R
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- ^Anker et al, Ultraporous Beta-Tricalcium Phosphate is Well Incorporated in Small Cavitary Defects. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 2005 May; 434: 251-7.
- ^Stryker's Spine Division Test Report P/N 1050-0003R