Medtronic is making available in the U.S. its VERTEX SELECT CHROMALOY Plus Rods, optional variable size components to the VERTEX SELECT cervical spinal stabilizing system.
The VERTEX SELECT® CHROMALOY™ Plus Rod is a supplement to the VERTEX SELECT® Reconstruction System. During a procedure, a surgeon uses the rods to connect existing or new fusion systems in the patient’s occipitocervical and upper-thoracic spine. CHROMALOY™ Rods consist of cobalt chrome alloy material with engineered features, including a blend of three metals which, according to mechanical testing, help improve the rod’s biomechanical characteristics and maintain a more rigid overall construct. The VERTEX SELECT® Reconstruction System is intended to provide stabilization to promote fusion.