Medtronic has released a new spinal fusion system aimed at people with cervical problems. The titanium ATLANTIS VISION ELITE is designed for an anterior approach and its components come in a variety of sizes to fit a patient’s unique anatomy.
This innovative system combines two existing Medtronic technologies in one plate – a quarter turn locking mechanism designed to prevent the screws from backing out or loosening during fusion, and a plate design that offers surgeons visibility to better view the spine.
The ATLANTIS VISION® ELITE Anterior Cervical Plate system consists of a variety of shapes and sizes of bone plates, screws, and associated instruments. Fixation is provided by bone screws inserted into the vertebral body of the cervical spine using an anterior approach.
This system is intended for anterior interbody screw fixation from C2 to T1. The system is indicated for use in the temporary stabilization of the anterior spine during the development of cervical spinal fusions in patients with degenerative disc disease (as defined by neck pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc confirmed by patient history and radiographic studies); trauma (including fractures), tumors, deformity (defined as kyphosis, lordosis, or scoliosis), pseudarthrosis, and/or failed previous fusions.
Press release: Medtronic Introduces the ATLANTIS VISION® Elite Anterior Cervical Plate System