Nexxt Spine has announced the full market release of the Struxxure anterior cervical plate system.
The design rationale of the Struxxure system is based on published papers highlighting studies reporting the incidence of adjacent level ossification significantly decreases when the plate-to-disc distance is greater than 5mm from the adjacent level. The Struxxure system was designed to help address the potential for adjacent level ossification by offering the widest cephalad/caudal screw angulation within an ultra-low profile anterior cervical plate. By increasing the cephalad/caudal screw angulation, a shorter plate may be used which in turn increases the distance to the adjacent disc level wherein studies report a reduction in the risk of developing postoperative degenerative changes, including adjacent level ossification.
Rafath Baig, board-certified orthopaedic spine surgeon and medical director of the Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center in Phoenix, USA, stated, “The design of the Struxxure plate allows me to hyper-angulate the trajectory of the bone screws and utilise the shortest possible plate. This is a common limitation within competitive systems. Also, an innovative alignment feature enables Struxxure plates to be consistently positioned in a manner to avoid the adjacent levels and aid in accurate plate alignment.”
“Since our inception, we have been dedicated to increasing procedural efficiency and patient outcomes through development of innovative products to treat painful and debilitating spinal pathologies,” stated Robert L Wertz, director of new product development. “All implants and instruments associated with the Struxxure system have been developed and manufactured in our world-class Noblesville, USA, facility.”