Exactech launches posterior cervical fusion system


Exactech announced the full market launch of its Gibralt spinal system at the Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, USA.

The Gibralt spinal system is a comprehensive solution for posterior stabilisation and an adjunct to fusion of the cervical and upper thoracic spine. Offering versatility and ease-of-use, Gibralt features top loading polyaxial screws, hooks, offset connectors, and rod-to-rod connectors which can be constructed into a multitude of configurations based on individual patient anatomy.

The low-profile pedicle screw with 80 degrees of motion is designed to reduce the risk of tissue impingement in the thoracic spine, and the EZ Set tulip head allows the tulip head to be easily positioned and set for rod insertion. The unique Tightlok thread technology of the thread provides high biomechanical strength, resisting screw pullout. With an option of transitional rods and a variety of connectors, Gibralt may be connected to lumbar pedicle screw systems, including Proliant and Hydralok.

“I am impressed with the versatility of the system. The EZ Set Polyaxial tulip head and low-profile cross connector allow for flexibility in assembling the constructs,” said Erich Richter, orthopaedic surgeon, associate professor of clinical neurosurgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences and Gibralt design team member who performed the first case.