With an estimated market value of $350M, posterior cervical fusion is still an attractive growing market. Common indications for Posterior cervical fixation are pain caused by excessive motion, sagittal balance correction and instability from a traumatic event. Cervical posterior systems are often described as smaller lumbar versions, grossly discounting the often unpredictable challenges of the cervical anatomy.
A comprehensive implant range is your best bet to overcome unforeseen intraoperative struggles. For example, the C7 vertebra is often skipped due to its location, yet a very low profile screw head with extreme angulation can overcome the challenge. Crosslinks fixed to screw heads help avoid spinal cord compression while transition rods and a wide variety of domino connectors allow effortless constructs.
When the Perla® system was designed, focus was placed on creating an extensive implant range, combined with a single compact instrument set. Dr Vittorio Morreale, Henry Ford Hospital (MI), has described Perla® as ‘truly efficient and complete’. In conjunction with surgical power for screw insertion, Perla® has become his system of choice for posterior cervical fixation. “I prefer inserting the screws with the aid of a power tool. I have observed over the years increasing reproducibility, control and precision that I couldn’t quite achieve with manual placing.”
Spineart will be at NASS, booth #316.