First surgical implant of ZIP ULTRA interspinous device performed in Switzerland


The first surgical implant of the Aurora Spine’s ZIP ULTRA minimally invasive interspinous device has been completed in Switzerland.  A company press release states that the surgery is part of Aurora Spine’s continuing efforts to expand the use of its ZIP MIS fusion system in Europe. The surgery was performed at the Clinique Générale-Beaulieu in Geneva by Aymen Ramadan.

“The ZIP ULTRA MIS fusion system is very easy to use”, said Ramadan. “The instrumentation is very intuitive and the implantation is fast and simple via a small incision. It allows me to perform a short and safe surgery while minimising the risk of nerve damage. The patient left the hospital pain free and is doing very well.”

“We believe that our ZIP ULTRA fusion system is a true minimally invasive fusion system, allowing the surgeon to perform a Screwless Procedure. It is designed to be simple, safe and secure and we are convinced it will improve patient outcomes in Switzerland as well as globally,” said Sven Claes, international product director of Aurora Spine.

Aurora Spine’s ZIP ULTRA implant consists of the “One-Step” locking mechanism, which eliminates the use of a set screw, articulating spikes and various sizes to accommodate variations in patient anatomy.