Advanced Surface Technologies for Bone Fusion

Learn how surface topography impacts bone fusion in ceramic bone graft substitutes and Porous PEEK spinal implants.

Dr. Kenneth Burkus is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon at the Hughston Clinic, Columbus, GA. NuVasive, a global medical device company, partnered with Dr. Burkus to develop this educational content. Dr. Burkus was compensated by NuVasive for his time.

Porosity Drives Fusion

Advanced surface technologies in ceramic bone graft substitutes and spinal implants have demonstrated the ability to better support bone healing in spinal fusions, which can lead to improved outcomes for patients. During this free 16-minute webinar recording, you’ll hear from Dr. Kenneth Burkus on:

  • Current state of ceramic bone graft substitutes and implants
  • Porous surface technologies that help promote bone fusion
  • Demonstrated usage and benefits of advanced surface technologies


AttraX initiates new bone formation on its own without added cells or growth factors,1 unlike traditional synthetic bone graft substitutes.

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Porous PEEK

Porous PEEK’s porous surface technology introduces a porous architecture designed to promote bone in-growth2 while maintaining the biomechanical and imaging properties of PEEK.

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1. Yuan H, Fernandes H, Habibovic P, et al. Osteoinductive ceramics as a synthetic alternative to autologous bone grafting. PNAS 2010;107(31):13614-9. 2. Torstrick FB, Safranski DL, Burkus JK, et al. Getting PEEK to stick to bone: the development of porous PEEK for interbody fusion devices. Tech Orthop 2017;32:158-166.

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