Clinical Benefits of Cortico-Pedicular Spine Fixation
- Equivalent biomechanical stability to pedicle screws1.
- Circumferential fixation relying primarily on cortical bone provides a potential alternative for patients with poor bone quality.
- Can reduce back pain caused by facet instability via immobilization of the facet joint and stabilization of the segment.
- Provides more physiologic loading through stabilization than PSS and can be used in conjunction to a laminectomy LLIF, ALIF and other facet sparring procedures1.
Safe Reproducible Cortico-Pedicular Spine Fixation Procedure
- Single Tray and one-size-fits-all implant makes it ideal for outpatient surgery and the ASC.
- PEEK fixation band placed with a proprietary curved drill provides circumferential cortical fixation through the lamina, pedicle, and IAP/SAP of the facets).
- Efficient implant preparation and insertion technique.
- Reduces the associated risks to neural anatomy and the need for enabling technologies such as navigation and robotics because cannulation of the entire pedicle is not required for implantation.
- Metal-free implant provides minimal radiographic artifact and noise in post-op imaging.
- Requires no screws and rods for posterior fixation.
- Avoids superior facet joint and reduces the potential for adjacent level disruption.
- Low profile implant that may minimize the potential for post-operative palpability and irritation from fixation device.