Tuesday, March 8, 2016

News: Stryker launches Aero-C spinal fusion implant: 5 key notes

Written by  Laura Dyrda | Tuesday, 01 March 2016 00:00
Stryker launched the Aero-C Cervical Stability System for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with uniform compression across the interbody space.

Here are five things to know about Aero-C:

1. The Aero-C is part of Stryker's Aero platform for spinal implant devices based on the patented Compression Technology. The Compression Technology is an advanced anchor fixation system designed to draw the vertebral bodies toward the implant to create compressive forces at the implant-to-endplate interface.

2. The implant is a straight forward in-line insertion and instrumentation intended to minimize the potential for instrument impingement on patient anatomy. The technology is designed for more streamlined, less disruptive approach as compared to the traditional screw-based ACDF.

3. The Aero-C has FDA clearance, achieved in December 2015.

4. Stryker Spine's Aero platform also includes the Aero-AL for an anterior approach to the lumbar spine and Aero-LL for the lateral lumbar approach.

5. The company collaborated with surgeons to design the technology.

"My experiences clinically with Aero-AL and LL have been fantastic," said Hyun Bae, MD, professor of surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and director of education at Cedar's Sinai Center, and contributor to the development of the Aero technology. "I love the fact that I don't have increased exposure and that I can get fixation all inline — with the disc space. I'm looking forward to Aero-C, which has the properties of Aero — in-line compression, the potential for great fixation and ease of use."

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