The Vertex Select Reconstruction System consists of implants and general instruments that can be used to surgically treat patients with a variety of conditions that can contribute to spinal instability, including degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, fracture, tumors, and/or spondylolisthesis.

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 rods are used to connect existing or new fusion systems in the patient’s occipitocervical and upper-thoracic spine during the surgery.

Medtronic Spinal Business senior vice president and president Doug King said the addition of the Chromaloy Plus Rods further differentiates the Vertex System by providing a surgeon a choice among multiple rod diameters and material options to better accommodate patient anatomy and pathology.