First US and international surgical implantations of ZIP 51 interspinous implant performed


The first surgical implantations of Aurora Spine’s ZIP 51 minimally invasive interspinous implant in the USA and Germany have been announced.

The US surgery was performed at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro, USA by Rebecca Barrett-Tuck. The international surgery was performed at the Protestant Hospital in Göttingen, Germany by Christian Reparon.

“The ZIP 51 interspinous fusion system is a great option for the L5–S1 segment,” said Reparon. The instrumentation is very intuitive, easy to use and the implantation is fast and simple via a small incision.”

 “Aurora Spine’s ZIP 51 implant, the newest addition to the ZIP product line, was developed to deliver rigid stabilisation with bone graft at the L5–S1 level of the human spine,” said Laszlo Garamszegi, Aurora Spine’s chief technical officer.  “Aurora Spine is pleased to offer the ZIP 51 implant as a distinctive sacral fusion option to surgeons and patients worldwide as part of the Aurora Spine Screwless Procedure.”

Sven Claes, international product director of Aurora Spine, said, “The implant features flared lower spikes which are designed to increase the possibility of greater bone purchase. Like our ZIP ULTRA implant, the ZIP 51 interspinous fixation implant for spinal fusion, consists of the ZIP ONE-STEP locking mechanism, and various sizes to accommodate variations in patient anatomy which eliminates the use of a set screw.”