By: 9 January 2017
icotec LightMore® Pedicle System made from BlackArmor®

icotec, a Swiss medical device company focusing on the development of BlackArmor® Carbon/PEEK implants, achieved a breakthrough with the world’s first implantation of BlackArmor® pedicle screws. When compared to conventional titanium systems, the radiolucent and non-metallic BlackArmor® material minimizes artefacts in X-rays, CT and MRI and simplifies post-operative diagnosis. Concurrent radiation therapy during tumor treatment is no longer limited by metallic implants.

The LightMore® Pedicle System comprises rods and polyaxial pedicle screws made from BlackArmor® Carbon/PEEK and utilizes state of the art surgical techniques. All screws are titanium coated in the pedicle area for improved and direct osseointegration. For patients with poor bone quality please refer to icotec’s VADER® system with fenestrations at the screw tip for cement augmentation.





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