Centric Medical™ Announces 510(k) Clearance of the SATURN™ External Fixation System

October 18, 2018

HUNTLEY, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Centric Medical, a division of Life Spine®, Inc., which focuses on developing surgical implants for the treatment of lower distal extremity pathology, announced today That the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) marketing clearance to 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.

“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,” said Mariusz Knap, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Life Spine and Centric Medical, “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.

About Centric Medical

Centric Medical is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients with distal extremity symptomatology, increasing procedural efficiency and efficacy through innovative design, uncompromising quality standards, and the most technologically advanced manufacturing platforms. Centric Medical, which is privately held, is based in Huntley, Illinois. For more information, please visit:


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Mr. Omar Faruqi
Chief Financial Officer

Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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