Nexxt Spine, a privately held medical device company, announced the launch of the DT Elite Guide System.
DT Elite Guides reduce the number of operative steps during an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedure by allowing the surgeon to determine the appropriate interbody dimensions and prepare screw pilot holes for the anterior cervical plate simultaneously.
The new guide system bridges the gap between the well-received Struxxure Anterior Cervical Plate and Honour Cervical Interbody systems.
The design rationale of the Struxxure ACP system is based on published papers highlighting studies reporting the incidence of adjacent level ossification (ALO) significantly decreases when the plate-to-disc distance is greater than 5 millimeters from the adjacent level.
According to Dr. Robert L. Wertz, Vice President of New Product Development, "The innovative Struxxure DT Elite Guides simplify the ACDF procedure and provide the framework for a shorter plate to be used which in turn increases the distance to the adjacent disc level wherein studies report a reduction in the risk of developing postoperative degenerative changes, including ALO."
Nexxt Spine’s DT Elite System is manufactured to exacting specifications utilizing modern 3-D printing technology and is compatible with the Struxxure Anterior Cervical Plate and Honour Cervical Interbody systems.