Having received FDA approval in January for the company’s SlimFuse cervical plate, Pioneer Surgical Technology is rolling out the new system for sale in the US.
From the product page:
The SlimFuse is a next generation cervical plate, requiring only one screw per vertebra and allows the surgeon the flexibility to choose between a rigid, semi-rigid, or translationally dynamic system without additional instrumentation.
Compared to traditional systems, SlimFuse’s narrow plate width and scalloped cutouts provides improved interoperative visualization and accomodates more lateral placement away from the esophagus. In addition, the system offers the following features and benefits:
* Rotationally dynamic and translationally dynamic options can be configured interoperatively.
* Pivot Bases provide Static or Dynamic Plate function while resisting torsional forces.
* Self-tapping and Self-drilling Screws offer surgical versatility.