Medtronic launched the CD HORIZON Fenestrated Screw Spinal System, initially making it available in Europe.
The device features screws through which bone cement can be injected to establish an anchor for the screws within fragile, osteopenic bones.
From the announcement:
The CD HORIZON® Fenestrated Screw Spinal System provides surgeons a solution for addressing patients with poor or compromised bone quality as a result of pathologies such as osteoporosis, a condition in which the bone becomes extremely porous, heals slowly and is subject to fracture. This system features a pedicle screw with additional holes in the tip to allow a specially formulated bone cement to be injected into a patient’s vertebral body. This cement then cures and provides enhanced fixation in the patient’s spine.
The CD HORIZON® Fenestrated Screw Spinal System is intended to help provide immobilization and stabilization of spinal segments as an adjunct to fusion of the thoracic, lumbar and/or sacral spine.