By: 5 February 2015
Zimmer delivers a new experience to posterior fixation surgery

Zimmer helps deliver a new experience to posterior fixation surgery

Zimmer Spine has announced the US market launch of the Virage OCT Spinal Fixation System, an Occipital-Cervico-Thoracic (OCT) spinal fixation system that will change surgeons’ perspectives on posterior fixation.

“This innovative posterior fixation system will enhance the experience of surgeons performing fusion procedures of the occipitocervical spine, cervical spine and the thoracic spine,” said Dr Andrew Park, Director at Dallas Spine and Reconstructive Fellowship, at Baylor University Medical Center and Methodist Hospital for Surgery in Dallas, Texas. “The Virage System’s Omnidirectional Extreme-Angle Screw with Zimmer friction-fit technology dramatically simplifies screw implantation and rod alignment, allowing surgeons to increase procedural efficiency and overcome challenging patient anatomies during OCT fusion procedures.”

“With the Virage OCT Spinal Fixation System, Zimmer has delivered a market-leading set of implants and instruments,” said Steve Healy, President of Zimmer Spine. “This transformational technology will significantly improve the surgical flow of these procedures and will help position Zimmer Spine as a growing force in the marketplace.”

The Virage OCT Spinal Fixation System is a posterior system intended for the Occipital-Cervical-Thoracic spine (Occiput-T3). The system consists of a variety of rods, anchors,
transverse connectors, screws and polyaxial screws to achieve an implant construct as necessary for the individual case. The system also includes the instruments for inserting and securing the implants.