Medtronic announced the launch of several new product lines to its Vertex Select reconstruction system at the 81st American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans (27 April—1 May, New Orleans, USA).
According to a company press release, various size implants including pre-cut/bent rods, tapered rods, and other connecting implant options had been added to the system. The system is used to treat degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, fracture, dislocation, failed previous fusion and/or tumours.
Doug King, senior vice president and president of Medtronic’s Spinal business, said: “When you combine the implant options available in the Vertex Select reconstruction system with the recently introduced cervical FacetLiftSM indirect decompression and stabilisation surgical technique, Medtronic can now offer surgeons a true innovative procedure to treat these patients.”
The press release reported that new additions to the Vertex Select reconstruction system will give surgeons more treatment options for performing posterior cervical-upper thoracic surgical procedures. Originally introduced in 2001, the system product line has more than 12 years of clinical experience.