AUDUBON, PA, October 9, 2014: Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, continues to innovate in the treatment of complex deformity with the launch of the SILC™ Fixation System. SILC™ is a low profile sublaminar fixation system that is easy to insert and provides the stability to perform standard reduction maneuvers for correction of spinal curvatures, without the need for pedicle purchase in all vertebrae.
SILC™ provides a simple solution for the full spectrum of patients ranging from pediatric to adult in order to address deformity correction, poor bone quality, and compromised anatomy. The system consists of a polyethylene band that utilizes the strength of the laminar cortical bone as well as a top-loading clamp with integrated set screw that allows implant insertion at any time during the procedure. SILC™ is compatible with rod diameters ranging from 4.5mm through 6.5mm.
“This new system adds to our growing portfolio of leading technological solutions, offering another option for deformity correction. The SILC™ system works in weak or osteoporotic bone, and in a variety of complex deformity curves, aiding in reduction for vertebral segments in which pedicle fixation is not an option,” commented Andrew Iott, Senior Vice President of Product Development.
The SILC™ Fixation System consists of temporary implants for use in orthopedic surgery. The system is intended to provide temporary stabilization as a bone anchor during the development of solid bony fusion and aid in the repair of bone fractures. The indications for use include the following applications:
- Spinal trauma surgery, used in sublaminar, interspinous, or facet wiring techniques;
- Spinal reconstructive surgery, incorporated into constructs for the purpose of correction of spinal deformities such as idiopathic and neuromuscular scoliosis in patients 8 years of age and older, adult scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis;
- Spinal degenerative surgery, as an adjunct to spinal fusions.
The SILC™ Fixation System may also be used in conjunction with other medical implants made of similar metals whenever “wiring” may help secure the attachment of other implants
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