Lanx, Inc. out of Broomfield, Colorado has released two new spinal surgery products, the Concero Facet Screw and Durango Stand-Alone ALIF System. Both devices were launched at the ongoing 2011 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting.
From the announcements:
The Concero system is a minimally invasive fixation alternative to pedicle screws, intended to stabilize the spine during fusion procedures at single or multiple levels from L1 to S1 through bilateral immobilization of the facet joints. It is available in multiple lengths and diameters and in both cannulated and non-cannulated versions with customized instrumentation. The system also features a toothed washer for improved bone fixation and a lag screw design for secure compression, eliminating the need for external compression mechanisms.
The Durango system is intended to treat degenerative disc disease at one or two levels from L2 to S1 through anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), and has been approved as a stand-alone implant when used with all four fixation screws. It is the first system on the market to offer multiple plate options, including a full plate, a zero-profile plate, and the first ever half plate with 15 degree angled screws for more challenging anatomies.
The Durango system has been designed to improve stability and promote fusion, combining a PEEK OPTIMA® LT1 large footprint interbody spacer, a titanium anterior plate and four fixation screws. The system also includes a full set of specialized instrumentation and a one-step cover plate with a secure, center set screw to prevent screw back-out.