News | October 29, 2007

Medtronic Releases New Fixation System for the Spine

October 25, 2007 - Medtronic Inc. announced today the availability of its CD Horizon Legacy Anterior Spinal System in the United States, which gives surgeons an option when treating spinal fractures and tumors.

The CD Horizon Legacy Anterior Spinal System reportedly offers an Interior (frontal) fixation solution for complex spinal surgery. This fixation system is designed to assist with stability of the thoracic and lumbar spine when performing modern spinal fusion surgery. The maker said the new system may help patients suffering from degenerative disc disease, trauma, tumors, severe curvatures and other degenerative diseases of the spine.

The system consists of a series of vertebral body staples, rods, screws, Crosslink Plates, and connecting components that allows for distraction to accommodate bone graft.

"The new CD Horizon Legacy Anterior Spinal System affords the surgeon a flexibility not previously available in other spinal systems for the treatment of tumor, trauma and deformity cases," said David G. Schwartz, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedics Indianapolis in Indiana.

The CD Horizon Legacy Anterior Spinal System also features titanium construction, a low profile screw design, top-loading, top-tightening screws, and color coding to assist with construct implantation.

For more information: www.medtronic.com

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