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Dynamic Anterior Cervical Plating For Multi-level Spondylosis: Does It Help?

Dynamic Anterior Cervical Plating For Multi-level Spondylosis: Does It Help?

Dynamic anterior cervical plating for multi-level spondylosis: Does it help? 1University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, USA This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Study design: Randomized controlled trial. Objective: To compare fusion rates, time to fusion, complication rates and subsidence between 1) a static, 2) a dynamic angulation, and 3) a dynamic translation plate in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for symptomatic degenerative cervical disease. Methods: Thirty-six patients with two level, symptomatic cervical degenerative changes requiring surgery were randomized in a blinded fashion to receive a statically locked plate, Cervical Spine Locking Plate (CSLP) (Synthes, Paoli, PN, USA), an Atlantis Vision Anterior Cervical Plate System (Medtronic, Memphis, TN, USA) which allows angular dynamization, or a Premier Anterior Cervical Plate System (Medtronic) which allows translational dynamization. Structured data collection and measurement protocols were used. Intervertebral composite allograft cages were used in all groups. Identical external immobilization and antiinflammatory medication protocols were followed. X-rays were obtained at preset time points postoperatively. Assessment of the primary outcomes was blinded. Rate of and time to fusion, graft/instrumentation complications, subsidence, and reoperation for adjacent level disease were measured. Paired t-test and three-way Analysis of Variance test (ANOVA) were used to assess statistical differences between groups. Results: The three groups were similar demographically. Fusion rates in the CSLP, Atlantis and Premier plate groups were 100%, 91%, and 92% respectively. Mean time to fusion was 6.1, 8.3 and 6.3 months respectively but differences were not statistically significant. Continue reading >>

Press Release | Newsroom | Medtronic | Medtronic Launches The Divergence(tm) Anterior Cervical Fusion System

Press Release | Newsroom | Medtronic | Medtronic Launches The Divergence(tm) Anterior Cervical Fusion System

Medtronic Launches the Divergence(TM) Anterior Cervical Fusion System System Offers New Approach to Single-Level ACDF Procedures MEMPHIS, TENN.- October 21, 2014- Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) announced the U.S. launch of the DIVERGENCE(TM) Anterior Cervical Fusion System for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease today at the 2014 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting in Boston. The DIVERGENCE(TM) System represents a new approach to one-level anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) procedures, which traditionally use a four-hole plate and interbody fusion cage. With the DIVERGENCE(TM) System, the plate and interbody cage can be inserted simultaneously using a common set of instrumentation and one surgical technique. Traditional cervical fusion surgery requires a two-step insertion technique for the plate and interbody cage, and each implant requires its own set of instruments and its own surgical technique. In addition, the DIVERGENCE(TM) System incorporates a laterally-divergent screw insertion technique, which requires less retraction compared to the traditional medially-convergent screw insertion techniques used with other anterior cervical plating systems. In a 2013 edition of The Spine Journal, Dong-Ho Lee and colleagues published an article entitled "Anterior Cervical Plating Technique to Prevent Adjacent-Level Ossification Development." The study concluded that ACDF patients with plates placed less than 5mm from the adjacent level disc have statistically significant increases in the frequency and severity of adjacent-level ossification disease (ALOD), a condition in which osteophytes (bone spurs) develop at the adjacent level and may become symptomatic. The article also demonstrated that short plates allow for increased screw Continue reading >>

Infuse Bone Graft/ Peek Interbody Spacer/ Anterior Cervical Plate Pivotal Clinical Trial (acdf)

Infuse Bone Graft/ Peek Interbody Spacer/ Anterior Cervical Plate Pivotal Clinical Trial (acdf)

In this arm, patients will receive implant with INFUSE Bone Graft/PEEK Spacer/Anterior Cervical Plate. Device: INFUSE Bone Graft/PEEK Spacer/Anterior Cervical Plate All patients enrolled in this study will receive the investigational device. Other Name: ACDF, Anterior Cervical Plate Rate of Overall Success [TimeFrame:24 months post-operation] Rate of overall success is reported as the percentage of participants who met all of the following criteria: pain/disability (Neck Disability Index) success; no serious adverse event classified as "implant associated" or "implant/surgical procedure associated;" no additional surgical procedure classified as a "failure." Success Rate of Fusion [TimeFrame:24 months post-operation] Success Rate of Fusion is reported as percent of participants who met the following fusion criteria: Evidence of bridging bone. This is based on the evidence of a continuous bony connection from the superior vertebral body to the inferior vertebral body in at least one of the following areas: lateral, anterior, posterior and/or through the PEEK spacer. No evidence of radiolucency at greater than 50% of the superior or inferior PEEK spacer-vertebra interface. No evidence of motion as defined by 4 of angular motion (based on flexion-extension lateral plain radiographs). Success Rate of Neck Disability Index [TimeFrame:24 months post-operation] Success rate of Neck Disability Index is reported as the percentage of participants whose neck disability index score met: Pre-treatment Score - Post-treatment Score 15. Success Rate of Neurological Status [TimeFrame:24 months post-operation] Success rate of neurological status is reported as the percentage of participants who met neurological success defined as maintenance or improvement in all sections (motor, sensor Continue reading >>

Press Release | Newsroom | Medtronic | Medtronic Introduces The Atlantis Vision Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System

Press Release | Newsroom | Medtronic | Medtronic Introduces The Atlantis Vision Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System

Medtronic Introduces the ATLANTIS VISION Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System Offering Surgeons A New Plate Design To Treat The Cervical Spine MEMPHIS, TENN. March 10, 2011 Continuing its leadership in cervical spine medical device therapies, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced the U.S. launch of the ATLANTIS VISION ELITE Anterior Cervical Plate System. The ATLANTIS VISION ELITE Anterior Cervical Plate is a titanium implant used to treat patients who suffer from degenerative disc disease that affects the neck (cervical spine). When a spinal disc is diseased, it can lose height, compressing nerves and causing pain in the neck. There are an estimated 180,000 cervical fusion procedures performed in the United States each year to relieve compression on the spinal cord or nerve roots. The ATLANTIS VISION ELITE cervical plate is designed to provide stability during spinal fusion, which involves joining two bones together, such as adjacent vertebrae. This innovative system combines two existing Medtronic technologies in one plate - a quarter turn locking mechanism designed to prevent the screws from backing out or loosening during fusion, and a plate design that offers surgeons visibility to better view the spine. The ATLANTIS VISION ELITE Anterior Cervical Plate system is the newest addition to the ATLANTIS System family of products, which has over twelve years of clinical history, says Doug King, Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic Spinal. This system further differentiates our anterior cervical fixation portfolio by building on the clinical experience and innovation of the ATLANTIS platform. It is the result of the merging of two of our market leading technologies into one implant. The ATLANTIS VISION ELITE Anterior Cervical Plate system consists of a Continue reading >>

Maude Adverse Event Report: Medtronic Sofamor Danek Atlantis Anterior Cervical Plate System Appliance, Fixation, Spinal Interlaminal

Maude Adverse Event Report: Medtronic Sofamor Danek Atlantis Anterior Cervical Plate System Appliance, Fixation, Spinal Interlaminal

MAUDE Adverse Event Report: MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK ATLANTIS ANTERIOR CERVICAL PLATE SYSTEM APPLIANCE, FIXATION, SPINAL INTERLAMINAL It was reported on a user facility report that the patient underwent an anterior cervical discectomy c4-c5, c5-c6, c6-c7. It was noted that the patient presented to the surgeon with right lower extremity numbness and tingling. Evaluation and workup revealed incomplete bone fusion from prior surgery. Approximately 90 months post-op the patient was taken to or for removal of entire c4-c7 anterior plate construct and insertion of new anterior cervical plate construct at c4-c5; new anterior cervical plate construct at c6-c7. The surgeon documented protruding herniating broken c4 screw and bilateral broken screw head, c4 body construct. The patient tolerated procedure well and was transferred to the surgical unit and was discharged 5 days later. No additional patient complications. (b)(4) - non-union. Neither the device nor applicable imaging films were returned to the manufacturer for evaluation, therefore, the cause of the event cannot be determined. Continue reading >>

Cervical Systems - Neck Surgery | Medtronic

Cervical Systems - Neck Surgery | Medtronic

surgical options for treating damaged cervical discs Physical therapy and medication often provide relief from symptoms caused by damaged cervical discs. If youre not getting enough relief, you may need neck surgery. Dr. Jack Zigler explains why it's important to try conservative care for at least 6 weeks before proceeding with neck surgery. Dr. Zigler is with the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas. There are different surgical techniques for treating cervical disc degeneration or herniation: cervical fusion and cervical disc replacement. Dr. Jack Zigler describes the neck surgery procedure used for cervical fusion and cervical disc replacement. Dr. Zigler is with the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas. A common surgical option for treating cervical disc degeneration is cervical fusion surgery. With cervical fusion, the surgeon removes the disc, inserts a plate and interbody, and fuses the area between two or more vertebrae. Spinal fusion will reduce your flexibility and range of motion, but may relieve your pain and symptoms. With this option, the neck surgeon replaces the deteriorated disc with an artificial disc instead of a spacer and does not fuse the vertebrae. Cervical disc replacement may relieve symptoms while allowing you to maintain your range of motion. With either cervical fusion or cervical disc replacement, incisions are made in the front of the neck. This area of the neck heals usually heals very well. Dr. Jack Zigler talks about the location of the incision made for neck surgery and the scar that appears after the incision has healed. Dr. Zigler is with the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas. Your doctor will take into account your overall health in evaluating the potential benefits, risks, and complications of neck surgery. Learn about your cerv Continue reading >>

Cervical Systems - Cervical Fusion | Medtronic

Cervical Systems - Cervical Fusion | Medtronic

Cervical fusion is a common surgical option to treat damaged discs in your neck. During the operation, the surgeon first removes the degenerated disc. Also known as an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, this technique relieves pressure on the nerve roots and/or the spinal cord. The surgeon then inserts a spacer and permanently fixes the adjacent vertebrae to one another with a cervical plate. This stabilization eliminates movement and often relieves your pain and other symptoms. However, it reduces your flexibility and range of motion. Dr. Jack Zigler uses a bone model to describe cervical fusion. Dr. Zigler is with the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas. There are potential risks associated with the use of these devices some of which include: disassembly, bending, and/or breakage of any or all of the components, pressure on the skin from the device which could cause skin penetration, irritation, and/or pain, tissue or nerve damage and scar formation. It is important to discuss the possible risks, complications, warnings, adverse events, and other important medical information with your doctor. Often the surgeon accesses your cervical spine during surgery from the front (anterior) of your neck. This approach is termed an anterior cervical fusion or an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). After making a small incision, the surgeon moves soft tissue such as fat and muscle to the side, and removes the disc, any bone spurs, and soft tissue to relieve pressure on compressed nerves. The surgeon then inserts a spacer to keep the adjacent vertebrae from collapsing on top of one another. The spacer may be synthetic or constructed with bone taken from another area of your body. A plate and screws hold the spacer in place and stabilize the area. If you choose a Continue reading >>

Medtronic Launches The Atlantis Vision Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System In The Usa

Medtronic Launches The Atlantis Vision Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System In The Usa

Medtronic launches the Atlantis Vision Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System in the USA Medtronic announced the US launch of the Atlantis Vision Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System, on 10 March 2011. This system is designed to provide stability during spinal fusion. The Atlantis Plate System is a titanium implant used to treat patients who suffer from degenerative disc disease that affects the cervical spine. There are an estimated 180,000 cervical fusion procedures performed in the United States each year to relieve compression on the spinal cord or nerve roots. This innovative system combines two existing Medtronic technologies in one platea quarter turn locking mechanism designed to prevent the screws from backing out or loosening during spinal fusion, and a plate design that offers surgeons visibility to better view the spine. The Atlantis Vision Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System is the newest addition to the Atlantis System family of products, which has over 12 years of clinical history, said Doug King, senior vice president and president of Medtronic Spinal. This system further differentiates our anterior cervical fixation portfolio by building on the clinical experience and innovation of the Atlantis platform. It is the result of the merging of two of our market leading technologies into one implant. This system is intended for anterior interbody screw fixation from C2 to T1. It is indicated for use in the temporary stabilisation of the anterior spine during the development of cervical spinal fusions in patients with degenerative disc disease, fractures, tumours, deformity such as kyphosis, lordosis or scoliosis, pseudarthrosis, and/or failed previous fusions. This system consists of a variety of shapes and sizes of bone plates, screws, and associated instrum Continue reading >>

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Fda Clears Medtronic Zevo Anterior Cervical Plate System

Fda Clears Medtronic Zevo Anterior Cervical Plate System

FDA Clears Medtronic Zevo Anterior Cervical Plate System Dublin, Ireland-based Medtronic plc has earned 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Zevo anterior cervical plate system. This system is now commercially available for the treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease, trauma, tumors, deformity, pseudoarthrosis, and/or failed previous fusions. The Zevo system is Medtronics latest technology for anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) procedures. It features shorter plating options coupled with hyper-screw angulations, allowing the physician to select the smallest possible plate for the patients individual surgical needs while securing the plate as far as possible from the adjacent disc. Literature shows this technique may lower the incidence of adjacent level ossification development (ALOD) or bone growth next to the treated level. The Zevo anterior cervical plate and bone screw components are intended for anterior interbody screw fixation from C2-T1. Versatility is important in ACDF procedures, and the Zevo anterior cervical plate system was designed to give surgeons more options, said Doug King, president of the Spinal business and senior vice president of Medtronic. This system represents Medtronics commitment to responding to surgeon needs, and innovating in ways that improve patient treatment and care. Additionally, the Zevo system features lower-profile plates with minimal thickness (1.9 mm and 2.1 mm) while increasing the stability, the company claims. Improved, thinner plates are important in ACDF procedures, said Richard Hynes, M.D., spine surgeon at The B.A.C.K. Center in Melbourne, Fla. Zevo embodies these characteristics, with the added benefits of hyper screw angulations, which can be directed away from the spi Continue reading >>

Medtronic's Atlantis Vision Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System | Medgadget

Medtronic's Atlantis Vision Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System | Medgadget

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Medtronic Receives Fda Clearance For Zevo(tm) Anterior Cervical Plate System

Medtronic Receives Fda Clearance For Zevo(tm) Anterior Cervical Plate System

Medtronic Receives FDA Clearance for ZEVO(TM) Anterior Cervical Plate System DUBLIN May 4, 2015 -Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the ZEVO(TM) Anterior Cervical Plate System. This system is now commercially available for the treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease, trauma, tumors, deformity, pseudoarthrosis, and/or failed previous fusions. The ZEVO System represents Medtronics latest technology for anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) procedures. It features shorter plating options coupled with hyper-screw angulations, allowing the physician to select the smallest possible plate for the patients individual surgical needs while securing the plate as far as possible from the adjacent disc.[1] Literature shows this technique may lower the incidence of Adjacent Level Ossification Development (ALOD) or bone growth next to the treated level[1]. Versatility is important in ACDF procedures, and the ZEVO(TM) Anterior Cervical Plate System was designed to give surgeons more options, said Doug King, president of the Spinal business and senior vice president of Medtronic. This system represents Medtronics commitment to responding to surgeon needs, and innovating in ways that improve patient treatment and care. Additionally, the ZEVO System features lower-profile plates with minimal thickness (1.9mm and 2.1mm) while increasing the stability of the construct for the 4-5 level options. Improved, thinner plates are important in ACDF procedures, said Dr. Richard Hynes, spine surgeon at The B.A.C.K. Center in Melbourne, FL. ZEVO embodies these characteristics, with the added benefits of hyper screw angulations, which can be directed away from the spinal cord. About the ZEVO( Continue reading >>

Medtronic Introduces New Anterior Cervical Plate System

Medtronic Introduces New Anterior Cervical Plate System

Medtronic introduces new anterior cervical plate system Please provide your email address to receive an email when new articles are posted on this topic. Receive an email when new articles are posted on this topic. Medtronic, Inc. announced yesterday the U.S. launch of the ATLANTIS VISION ELITE Anterior Cervical Plate System. The ATLANTIS VISION ELITE Anterior Cervical Plate is a titanium implant used to treat patients who have degenerative disc disease affecting the cervical spine. It is designed to provide stability during spinal fusion, according to a Medtronic press release announcing the launch. The system combines two existing Medtronic technologies in one plate a quarter turn locking mechanism designed to prevent the screws from backing out during fusion, and a plate design that offers surgeons visibility to better view the spine, the company said. The ATLANTIS VISION ELITE Anterior Cervical Plate system is the newest addition to the ATLANTIS System family of products, which has over 12 years of clinical history, Doug King, senior vice president and president of Medtronic Spinal, stated in the release. This system further differentiates our anterior cervical fixation portfolio by building on the clinical experience and innovation of the ATLANTIS platform. It is the result of the merging of two of our market leading technologies into one implant. The new anterior cervical plate system consists of a variety of shapes and sizes of bone plates, screws, and associated instruments. Fixation is provided by bone screws inserted into the vertebral body of the cervical spine using an anterior approach. Medtronic said this system is intended for anterior interbody screw fixation from C2 to T1. The system is indicated for use in the temporary stabilization of the anterior s Continue reading >>

Class 2 Device Recall Atlantis(r) Anterior Cervical Plate System Fixed Angle Screw Module

Class 2 Device Recall Atlantis(r) Anterior Cervical Plate System Fixed Angle Screw Module

Class 2 Device Recall ATLANTIS(R) Anterior Cervical Plate System FIXED ANGLE SCREW MODULE Class 2 Device Recall ATLANTIS(R) Anterior Cervical Plate System FIXED ANGLE SCREW MODULE Appliance, fixation, spinal intervertebral body - Product Code KWQ ATLANTIS(R) Anterior Cervical Plate System FIXED ANGLE SCREW MODULE, REF 176-504, QTY: 1 EA, Rx only, Medtronic Sofamore Danek USA, Inc., 1800 Pyramid Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38132. This instrument is a precision device which may incorporate a measuring function and has uses as described on the label. Unless labeled for single use, this instrument may be re-used. Lines on the screw gauge may not placed on the caddy properly which could result in improper measurement of screws. An incorrect gauge could measure a screw to be approximately 1 mm shorter than its actual length. Medtronic conducted a conference call on August 30, 2012 and sent an "URGENT VOLUNTARY RECALL" notice dated September 3, 2012 to all affected customers. The notice identified the product, problem, and actions to be taken by the customers. A Recall Questionnaire Form was attached to the letter for customers to complete and return. Contact your Medtronic Sales representative or the firm's Global Quality Department at 800-876-3133, ext. 3197 for questions regarding this notice. Worldwide Distribution-USA (nationwide) and the countries of India, Netherlands, Hong Kong, S. L Korea, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Japan, and Mexico. 1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls . 2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinat Continue reading >>

Maude Adverse Event Report: Medtronic Orthopedic Inc. Atlantis Anterior Cervical Plate System Screw

Maude Adverse Event Report: Medtronic Orthopedic Inc. Atlantis Anterior Cervical Plate System Screw

MAUDE Adverse Event Report: MEDTRONIC ORTHOPEDIC INC. ATLANTIS ANTERIOR CERVICAL PLATE SYSTEM SCREW It was reported that the patient underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (acdf) from c4 to c7. Two weeks post-op notes included pain improvement, swallowing issues and clear, strong voice. Six week post-op, the patient's swallowing had returned to normal. Radiographs demonstrated the hardware was in good position with evidence of complicating features. The alignment was anatomic. Three month post-op, the patient experienced difficulty swallowing on and off, some discomfort behind the esophagus, neck fatigue, hand tingling and numbness, insomnia secondary to discomfort from the neck. Four months post-op, the patient continued to experience some trouble with swallowing. Swallowing food had gotten significantly better, however, the patient continued to have some trouble with liquids and saliva. Four month follow up films demonstrated adequate hardware position, however, films indicated breakage of one, if not both, c7 screws. Eight months post-op, the patient continued to have intracapsular discomfort; severe radicular pain was gone. The patient continued to have parasthesias bilaterally involving the upper extremities. The patient reported feeling as if there was a "frog in his throat". The patient's voice was clear and strong. Plain films showed solid arthrodesis at c4/c5 and at c5/c6. At c6/c7, the patient's graft was not clearly incorporated, possible c6/c7 pseudoarthrosis. Bilateral hardware failure; c7 screw broke midshaft and the screw heads were slightly disengaged. Nine months post-up, the patient continued to have bilateral arm paresthesias and discomfort. The patient experienced pain at the base of the neck of the cervicothoracic junction and had occipi Continue reading >>

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