Modular stand-alone cervical medical device

Modular stand-alone cervical medical device

Zimmer’s Optio-C system offers a no profile solution and delivers the strength, stability, and fusion potential of a traditional ACDF.

April 11, 2014
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Minneapolis – Zimmer Spine Inc. officials announce the U.S. market launch of the Optio-C Anterior Cervical System, a next generation, modular stand-alone cervical device that offers the strength, stability and fusion potential of a traditional ACDF.  

"With plate strength equivalent to a traditional cervical plate, stability through a three-screw fixation design, and fusion delivered by a spacer featuring a load-sharing interface, the Optio-C System takes cervical stand-alone devices to the next level," said Steve Healy, President of Zimmer Spine. "This internally developed device is an important platform for future product development."

About the Optio-C Anterior Cervical System 
The modular stand-alone Optio-C System offers secure fixation with no profile. The Optio-C System is comprised of one PEEK IBF Spacer, one Anterior Cervical Plate, and three bone screws. The Optio-C Device is secured by an anti-migration system that is designed to maintain no profile and the system is designed to maximize fusion with a unique load-sharing interface and multiple implant footprints. Because it has no profile, soft tissue irritation is reduced for less invasive ACDF procedures, and it eliminates the need for additional plating when addressing adjacent level disease.

Source: Zimmer