FDA Approves Anterior Cervical Plate System

Published date : 23 September 2012
Article date : 23 September 2012

Medgadget reports on a press release from device manufacturer, Spinal USA, who have announced that their Slimplicity Solo anterior cervical plate system has been cleared by the FDA.
The device is designed for fixation of the C2–C7 vertebrae to manage trauma, degenerative disc disease, deformity, pseudarthrosis, failed previous fusion, spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis.
According to the manufacturer, the titanium device is one of the slimmest profile plates available in the market.
Apparently, on evaluating the system, Dr. Henry E. Aryan, a board certified neurosurgeon and Associate Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, commented, “The Slimplicity Solo is well designed for use in 1- and 2-level ACDFs. Its narrow footprint and low profile are dimensioned to reduce strap muscle dissection and dysphagia. Its single, larger diameter screw-plate construct enables stability and facilitates quicker implantation. The system design lends itself for use in women, in thinner patients, or adjacent to an existing construct.”
Source: Brian Klein, Medgadget, 18 Sept 2012
Read the full article here.
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