News | February 06, 2008

Anterior Cervical Plating System for Smaller Patients

February 7, 2008 - A new internally dynamized anterior cervical plating system, the Kinetic-SL, by Life Spine received 510(k) marketing clearance by the FDA, according to the company.

The plate, with a thin profile and a narrow plate width (16mm), was created from the clinical need to address small stature patients, according to Life Spine. Like the original Kinetic, Kinetic-SL features 0-2mm of fully adjustable internal dynamization per level and an ultra slim pre- lordosed profile. Plate sizes range from 21mm to 111mm, in levels one to five. The Kinetic design allows for generous screw angulation, as well as a large graft window. Like the company's Neo-SL plate, an integrated lock allows bone screws to be securely fixated without any additional locking components. The self-retaining screw capture mechanism prevents screw backout, while still allowing screw angulation.

For more information: www.lifespine.com

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