Medtronic announced the latest addition to their minimally invasive spinal fusion portfolio at the 27th annual meeting of the North American Spine Society (Dallas, USA, 24–27 October).
The Anchor FS Facet Fixation System is a minimally invasive posterior screw system used in the lumbar region of the spine. According to a company release, it is intended to provide spine stability by fixation through the facet joints, with or without bone graft. The system includes a streamlined, single-use sterile packed instrument set with a variety of cannulated screw options to accommodate varying patient anatomy.
The system is indicated for posterior surgical treatment of any or all of the following in the lumbar region of the spine, at single or multiple levels:
- Trauma, including spinal fractures and/or dislocations;
- Pseudoarthrosis or failed previous fusions which are symptomatic or which may cause secondary instability or deformity;
- Degenerative disc disease as defined by back pain of discogenic origin as confirmed by patient history with degeneration of the disc as confirmed by radiographic studies.
- Degenerative disease of the facets with instability.