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Arkansas Neurosurgeon Successfully Implants his 400th ENZA-A Titanium ALIF Implant

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — June 23, 2021 – Camber Spine, a leading innovator in spine and medical technologies, has announced that Dr. James B. Blankenship, MD, a neurosurgical specialist practicing at the Neurosurgery Spine Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has now successfully implanted his 400th ENZA-A Titanium ALIF implant.

Camber Spine’s ENZA-A ALIF implant is an all titanium, 3D-printed construct with inferior and superior surfaces specifically designed with a controlled, trabecular pattern to create an environment for fusion to occur. The deliberately designed surface includes pores averaging 500µm in diameter – the optimal environment for arthrodesis to occur.

ENZA-A utilizes a unique anchoring system that consists of two, sharpened, anchor plates that translate from within the device in an angular superior and inferior direction to fixate the device securely to the adjacent vertebrae by providing immediate stability. Its inserter instrument consists of a slim profile with few components allowing for a simpler configuration and direct visualization of implantation.

“I have been a practicing spinal surgeon for over 30 years,” said Dr. Blankenship, who performed the first ENZA-A insertion about two years ago, “and the ENZA-A implant is by far the best implant I have used. The system eliminates the need for plating and thus the inherent risk of injury to surrounding structures. My average time for insertion after disc preparation is less than 5 minutes. The surface design allows immediate bony integration not only through the windows but to the surface of the implant itself. Since going to this implant, my subsidence rate has essentially gone to zero compared to other PEEK implants I have used in the past that had integrated plates or screws.”

“Also, if revision is needed the insertion mechanism makes this very easy to do compared to other implants,” continued Dr. Blankenship. “The insertion device has gone through many changes and is now in my opinion the easiest to use with maximal visualization with insertion. In my opinion, it’s the best on the market by far.”

“We’re grateful to Dr. Blankenship and other early adopters like him who focus on innovation to achieve less complicated, simpler and less invasive approaches to treating debilitating back pain,” said Camber Spine Co-Founder and CEO, Daniel Pontecorvo. “The ENZA-A Titanium ALIF can be inserted, deployed and locked all through the in-line instrumentation of the inserter, which  reduces complexity and surgery time. It’s an honor when a surgeon and surgical opinion leader of Dr. Blankenship’s caliber chooses to use our technology so frequently. We’re proud to be able to provide him with the tools he needs to achieve desired patient results.”


Innovative spine and medical technology company Camber Spine Technologies is dedicated to creating surgeon-designed solutions in MIS and minimally disruptive access for the treatment of complex spinal pathology. Incorporating state-of-the-art manufacturing, 3-D printing, and an acute sensitivity to patient anatomy, Camber Spine is making quantum leaps in the spinal fusion market. Learn more at CamberMedtech.com.

Media Contact: Paul Williams, 310-569-0023, paul@medialinecommunications.com

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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