Medtronic receives FDA clearance for Zevo anterior cervical plate system


The Zevo system features shorter plating options coupled with hyper-screw angulations, allowing the physician to select the smallest possible plate for the patient’s individual surgical needs while securing the plate as far as possible from the adjacent disc. Medtronic says that literature shows this technique may lower the incidence of adjacent level ossification development or bone growth next to the treated level.

“Versatility is important in anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures, and the Zevo system was designed to give surgeons more options,” said Doug King, president of the spinal business and senior vice president of Medtronic.

The Zevo system also features lower-profile plates with minimal thickness (1.9mm and 2.1mm) while increasing the stability of the construct for the 4–5 level options.

“Improved, thinner plates are important in ACDF procedures,” said Richard Hynes, spine surgeon at The B.A.C.K. Center in Melbourne, USA. “ZEVO embodies these characteristics, with the added benefits of hyper screw angulations, which can be directed away from the spinal cord.”