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.
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The MaxiMIS(TM) Pedicle Screw Fixation System is intended for posterior pedicle screw fixation of the non-cervical posterior spine in skeletally mature patients.
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.
The APEX Spine System is a pedicle screw fixation system that provides immobilization and stabilization in the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine regions, in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic spinal instabilities and deformities.
1 Click'X Spine Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation System by Synthes 75
Table 43: Click'X Spine Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation System, Features and Benefits 75
a wholly-owned subsidiary, completed the clinical study required for FDA approval of Cross' 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.
ORTHOsoft's innovative FluoroSpine computer-assisted surgery system is used to support surgeons in implanting pedicle screw fixation systems to correct and stabilize traumatic and degenerative diseases of the spine.