The new system is intended to offer immobilization and stabilization of spinal segments as an adjunct to fusion or acute and chronic instabilities of the cervical and thoracic spine.

The neon3 system features tulip style screw design, enabling it to use in both open and percutaneous applications.

It provides a comprehensive assortment of screw choices, including polyaxial cannulated and non-cannulated screws, favored angle options and fenestrated screws in multiple configurations such as lateral mass, long shaft, thoracic, pedicle, and transarticular designs.

The system also provides a range of screw lengths from 10mm to 55mm and diameters from 3.5mm to 5.5mm.

Featuring diameter of 4.0mm in straight and pre-bent designs, the rods are available in either titanium alloy or cobalt chromium (CoCr). The system also includes several additional implants to meet diverse clinical requirements.

ulrich medical USA spinal systems senior manager Tom Carter said: "We are extremely excited to introduce our neon3 Posterior Cervical System to the U.S. spine market.

"This universal system allows surgeons to address a full range of cervical pathologies including the most complex of applications with extremely robust implant technology that is delivered with user-friendly instrumentation, which was a requirement of our US surgeon design team."

Image: The neon3 posterior cervical system. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto / ulrich medical USA, Inc.