Zimmer launches Virage OCT spinal fixation system


Zimmer Spine has announced the US market launch of the Virage OCT spinal fixation system, an Occipital-Cervico-Thoracic (OCT) spinal fixation system that will change surgeons’ perspective on posterior fixation.

“This innovative posterior fixation system will enhance the experience of surgeons performing fusion procedures of the occipitocervical spine, cervical spine and the thoracic spine,” says Andrew Park, director, Dallas Spine and Reconstructive Fellowship, at Baylor University Medical Center and Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Dallas, Texas, USA. “The Virage system’s omnidirectional extreme-angle screw with Zimmer friction-fit technology dramatically simplifies screw implantation and rod alignment, allowing surgeons to increase procedural efficiency and overcome challenging patient anatomies during OCT fusion procedures.”

The Virage system features the 360° omnidirectional extreme-angle screw allowing for 112° of conical range of motion, designed to simplify rod alignment and minimise operating time.