Zimmer Spine, a division of Zimmer Holdings, has launched its Virage OCT spinal fixation system, a posterior system intended for the occipital-cervical-thoracic spine (Occiput-T3), in the US.
The company claims that the Virage OCT spinal fixation system will change surgeons’ perspective on posterior fixation.
Baylor University Medical Center and Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Texas Dallas Spine and Reconstructive Fellowship director Dr Andrew Park said that this innovative posterior fixation system will enhance the experience of surgeons performing fusion procedures of the occipitocervical spine, cervical spine and the thoracic spine.
"The Virage System’s Omnidirectional Extreme-Angle Screw with Zimmer friction-fit technology dramatically simplifies screw implantation and rod alignment, allowing surgeons to increase procedural efficiency and overcome challenging patient anatomies during OCT fusion procedures," Park added.
The Virage OCT spinal fixation system features a variety of rods, anchors, transverse connectors, screws, polyaxial screws, and instruments for inserting and securing the implants. With all these features, the spinal fixation system achieves an implant construct as necessary for the individual case.
According to Zimmer Spine, all Virage system polyaxial dual-lead screws incorporate 360° omnidirectional extreme-angle screw technology, allowing for 112° of conical range of motion and simplifying rod alignment.
Additionally, the proprietary friction-fit screw head holds the desired rod position, facilitating rod placement.
Image: Zimmer launches Virage OCT spinal fixation system, delivering a new experience to posterior fixation surgery. Photo: Courtesy of PRNewswire/ Zimmer Spine, Inc.