Globus Medical Launches QUARTEX™ OCT Stabilization System
QUARTEX™ Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic (OCT) Stabilization System is a threaded screw and rod platform offering true thoracic pedicle screws with diameters up to 5.5 mm, allowing surgeons to take full advantage of varying spinal anatomy.
AUDUBON, Pa., Oct. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, continues to innovate in the treatment of complex spinal instability and deformity with today’s announcement of the launch of the QUARTEX™ OCT Stabilization System. QUARTEX™ offers a variety of solutions to the challenges associated with posterior OCT fusion while delivering paramount reliability and ease of use. QUARTEX™ screw heads accept 3.5mm or 4.0mm rods in either titanium or cobalt chrome alloy and offer 90° of conical angulation. QUARTEX™ allows surgeons to take full advantage of thoracic anatomy through the use of larger screws with diameters up to 5.5mm. Refined instruments facilitate construct assembly with efficient reduction options and intuitive screwdrivers. “QUARTEX™ provides a single, seamless solution to posterior OCT fixation,” said Chad Glerum, Director of Fixation, Product Development. “Our design team of engineers and spine surgeons scrutinized every aspect of the implants and instruments to optimize flow and functionality. We are excited to see QUARTEX™ provide a versatile OCT solution to propel Globus’ continued growth in this market.” Dr. Richard Frisch added, “I’m excited that I can choose a 4.0mm rod for my longer constructs and larger diameter screws in the upper thoracic pedicles. The increased stiffness and bone purchase gives me a lot of confidence in the stability of the construct. The drivers provide firm attachment to the screws and the threaded locking caps engage easily, which help my cases run smoothly. QUARTEX™ is the most versatile system I have used and is a great addition to my practice.”
The QUARTEX™ Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic Spinal System implants are intended to provide immobilization and stabilization of spinal segments as an adjunct to fusion for the following acute and chronic instabilities of the craniocervical junction, the cervical spine (C1-C7) and the thoracic spine (T1-T3): traumatic spinal fractures and/or traumatic dislocations; instability or deformity; failed previous fusions (e.g. pseudoarthrosis); tumors involving the cervical/thoracic spine; and degenerative disease, including intractable radiculopathy and/ or myelopathy, neck and/or arm pain of discogenic origin as confirmed by radiographic studies, and degenerative disease of the facets with instability. These implants are also intended to restore the integrity of the spinal column even in the absence of fusion for a limited time period in patients with advanced stage tumors involving the cervical spine in whom life expectancy is of insufficient duration to permit achievement of fusion. In order to achieve additional levels of fixation, rods may be connected to occipital cervical thoracic or thoracolumbar stabilization systems ranging in diameter from 3.2mm to 6.5mm, using corresponding connectors.
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Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal implant company based in Audubon, PA. The company was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of rofessionals with a shared vision to create products that enable surgeons to promote healing in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Additional information can be accessed at http://www.globusmedical.com.
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