pedicle screw fixation system

pedicle screw fixation system

Orthopedic surgery A multicomponent device constructed from stainless or titanium-based steel, consisting of solid, grooved, or slotted plates of rods that are longitudinally interconnected and anchored to adjacent vertebrae using bolts, hooks, or screws Indications Stabilize and fuse the spine in degenerative spondylolisthesis, fusion after spinal fusion, lumbar fractures, and in surgically repaired spinal pseudoarthroses. See Omni litigation.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The company said the Swedge Pedicle Screw Fixation System is intended to provide immobilization and stabilization of spinal segments in skeletally-mature patients as an adjunct to fusion in the treatment of acute and chronic instabilities or deformities of thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine: degenerative spondylolisthesis, fracture, dislocation, deformities or curvatures, spinal tumor, pseudoarthrosis as well as failed previous fusion.
February 3 48 72 29 minimally invasive pedicle screw fixation system for spinal intervertrebrala 8 pcs 10.
com)-- On November 5th 2013, the United Sates Patent and Trademark Office issued a Utility patent for Eminent Spine's Pedicle Screw Fixation System (DiamondBack Pedicle Screw).
one of the better known manufacturers whose founder and majority stockholder is Arthur Steffee, inventor of a pedicle screw fixation system.
Pedicle screw fixation systems are most useful when correcting degenerative conditions for which the spinous processes and laminae have been removed for neural decompression.
Beginning in the 1980s, orthopedic spine surgeon Brantigan began working with AcroMed Corporation (now DePuy Spine) in developing carbon fiber reinforced polymer implants or ("cages") as alternatives to pedicle screw fixation systems for facilitating spinal fusion following discectomies and other surgical treatments of degenerative spinal conditions.
Some patient also experience loss of bone density that may be a concern when utilizing pedicle screw fixation systems to stabilize the spine while fusion occurs.