Atlas Spine has announced the launch of its V3 guided segmental plating system, expanding the company’s technology solutions for treating complex deformity and degenerative conditions of the cervical spine.
In October 2018, the company introduced HiJAK AC, which it described as the market’s first expandable cervical interbody to provide surgeons the ability to intra-operatively customise an implant to fit their patient’s specific needs and achieve proper sagittal re-alignment. Although designed as a complement to HiJAK AC, the V3 system can be used independently.
The V3 system itself is comprised of an assortment of small, low-profile, segmental cervical plates and streamlined instruments that together provide a novel “guided” capability making accurate implant placement safer, easier, and more predictable for surgeons during Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF), Atlas Spine said in a press statement.
“ACDFs in large part are considered by spine surgeons to be one of their easier procedures, relatively speaking, but we’ve watched surgeons continue to deal unnecessarily with the nuances and challenges that conventional plating brings. It’s our mission to constantly challenge the status quo and identify opportunities to develop new methods and technologies that solve common issues. This segmental approach makes perfect sense and we’re excited to have this product in our arsenal. The combination of HiJAK and V3 make for a powerful offering and represents just one more of the ACDF solutions we’ll continue to roll out over the next year,” said Matt Baynham, Atlas Spine’s CEO.
The V3 guidance system and segmental approach resolves the technical challenges that all spine surgeons deal with during the typical plating process, Atlas Spine added in its release.
“Oftentimes we just accept the common obstacles we face during surgery. I didn’t fully appreciate how much fiddle there actually was with standard cervical plates until I tried this system. This method creates great synergy between construct integrity and simplicity,” stated Rasesh Desai, assistant professor, University of Kentucky Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department (Lexington, USA).