|[April 21, 2017]
Stryker's Spine Division to Feature Comprehensive Product Portfolio at AANS 2017 Conference
Stryker's Spine division will exhibit its comprehensive suite of spinal
products at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Annual Scientific Meeting, April 22-26, 2017, at the Los Angeles
Convention Center (booth No. 1301). This exhibition includes a number of
advanced spinal products and technologies that Stryker's Spine division
has introduced in the past year. The company also will offer a Lunch-and-Learn
educational program for AANS members attending the meeting.
"This is an exciting time, both for the field of spinal surgery and for
Stryker's Spine division," said Bradley Paddock, President of the
company's Spine division. "Our expanding portfolio of spinal procedural
innovations and differentiated technologies demonstrates our commitment
to bringing state-of-the-art products to physicians and their patients.
We will continue to increase and strengthen our leadership position in
this segment and are thrilled to showcase our latest technology advances
at the AANS conference."
Stryker's Spine division's products offer advancements for both
traditional and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Recently
introduced technologies that will be highlighted at the meeting include:
Posterior Lumbar (PL) Cage, a 3D-printed interbody fusion device
designed to aid in lumbar spinal fixation for patients with
degenerative disc disease, including up to Grade 1 spondylolisthesis,
and degenerative scoliosis. It is manufactured using Stryker's
proprietary Tritanium Technology, which allows for the creation of
porous structures that are designed to mimic cancellous bone in pore
size, level of porosity, and interconnectivity of the pores.1
The cage is now offered in a variety of new sizes, which were
introduced at the 2017 AAOS conference in March.
Cervical Stability System (Aero-C), the only StraightForward
anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) device that offers
uniform compression across the interbody space.2 Using
Aerofoil™ Compression Technology, Aero-C is designed to pull the
vertebral bodies toward the implant as it is inserted, creating
compressive forces at the implant-to-endplate interface.2
CT (Xia 4.5 Cortical Trajectory), which includes implants and
instruments used in less invasive LITe LIF posterior lumbar interbody
fusion procedures for patients with degenerative disc disease,
spondylolisthesis, and trauma. The cortical trajectory
procedure facilitates a smaller midline incision to help achieve
decompression, fixation, and fusion.3 It also is intended
to be more muscle sparing than standard open procedures that require
lateral dissection, and its reduced incision may allow for more
efficient exposure and closure time.3
BIO Delivery System, a hand-held device used to facilitate
delivery of bone graft material to spinal surgery sites, simplifies
graft delivery, accommodates a surgeon's preferred graft materials,4
and allows for direct visualization of graft placement. The unique
design of the LITe BIO Delivery System provides surgeons with a
single-handed method to deliver any type of autograft, allograft, or
synthetic bone graft material without obstructing visibility. The
innovative delivery tool provides tactile, visual, and audible
confirmation of bone graft delivery, and the mallet-free system
eliminates the impaction of bone graft.
Stryker's Spine division will host the Lunch-and-Learn seminar,
"Tritanium: A Novel Highly Porous Titanium Alloy for Interbody Fusion
Procedures," Monday, April 24 from 1:10-1:55 p.m. The seminar will be
presented by Matthew J. McGirt, M.D., from the Department of
Neurosurgery at the University of North Carolina.
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and,
together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services
in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine
that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in
over 100 countries around the world. Please contact us for more
information at www.stryker.com.
1. Karageorgiou V, Kaplan D. (2005) Porosity of 3D biomaterial scaffolds
and osteogenesis. Biomaterials, 26, 5474-5491.
PROJ0000050417 Aero-C Anchor Induced Compression Testing Design
3. Lee GW, Son JH, Ahn MW, Kim HJ, Yeom JS. (2015)
The comparison of pedicle screw and cortical screw in posterior lumbar
interbody fusion: a prospective randomized noninferiority trial. The
Spine Journal 15, 1519-1526.
4. FDA Cleared Indications for
Use: The LITe BIO Delivery System is intended to deliver autograft,
allograft or synthetic bone graft materials to all orthopaedic surgical
Stryker Corporation or its divisions or other corporate affiliated
entities own, use or have applied for the following trademarks or
service marks: Aero, Aerofoil, LITe, StraightForward, Stryker,
Tritanium, and Xia. All other trademarks are trademarks of their
respective owners or holders.
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