Cervical spine arthodesis

Cervical arthrodesis (i.e. joint fusion), is a surgical procedure designed to treat traumatic and degenerative disorders of the cervical spine (the seven upper vertebrae).

Degenerative disorders of the cervical spine are common, and can cause nerve compression. That compression may cause cervicobrachial neuralgia - the equivalent of sciatica in the arm - if the nerve roots are compressed, or myelopathies if the compression affects the spinal cord. The main causes of this are arthrosis and herniated discs.

Traumatic injuries with ligament or disc damage may also require intervertebral disc removal (discectomy) followed by arthrodesis to stabilize the injured spinal level. Often these injuries are the result of road, workplace or sports accidents.

Surgery, when indicated, is thus intended to achieve a double outcome; decompression of neural structures (nerve root, spinal cord) and cervical spine stabilization.

Our implants are designed to achieve intersomatic arthrodesis, i.e., to bring about bone fusion in the vertebrae above and below, while restoring proper anatomy, position relative to disc height, and cervical lordosis (spinal curvature).

SBM provides several solutions for cervical spine arthrodesis:

tecma

  Bioabsorbable implant made of β-TCP
duocage

  Bioabsorbable cage made of β-TCP and PLDL

 

 


 

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