Nexxt Spine Announces Full Market Release of Struxxure Anterior Cervical Plating System
An Ultra-Low Profile anterior cervical plate with a design rationale to help minimize the risk of Adjacent-Level Ossification (ALO)
May 1, 2015
Nexxt Spine, LLC, a medical device company focused on designing, manufacturing and distributing innovative spinal solutions to meet the evolving needs of surgeons and health care institutions, today announced the full market release of the Struxxure® Anterior Cervical Plate System.
The design rationale of the Struxxure ACP system is based on published papers highlighting studies reporting the incidence of adjacent level ossification (ALO) significantly decreases when the plate-to-disc distance is greater than 5 millimeters from the adjacent level1,2. The Struxxure system was designed to help address the potential for ALO by offering the widest cephalad/caudal screw angulation within an ultra-low profile anterior cervical plate. By increasing the cephalad/caudal screw angulation, a shorter plate may be used which in turn increases the distance to the adjacent disc level wherein studies report a reduction in the risk of developing postoperative degenerative changes, including ALO.
Rafath Baig, M.D., Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon and Medical Director of the Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center in Phoenix, AZ, stated, “The design of the Struxxure ACP allows me to hyper-angulate the trajectory of the bone screws and utilize the shortest possible plate. This is a common limitation within competitive systems. Also, an innovative alignment feature enables Struxxure plates to be consistently positioned in a manner to avoid the adjacent levels and aid in accurate plate alignment.”
“Since our inception, we’ve been dedicated to increasing procedural efficiency and patient outcomes through development of innovative products to treat painful and debilitating spinal pathologies”, stated Dr. Robert L. Wertz, Director of New Product Development. “All implants and instruments associated with the Struxxure system have been developed and manufactured in our world-class Noblesville, IN facility.”
Struxxure ACP will be featured at the 83rd Annual American Academy of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Scientific Meeting, May 2 – 6, 2015, in Washington, DC. To arrange an introductory meeting with a member of our executive leadership team please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information is available online at www.nexxtspine.com.
- Lee DH, Lee JS, Yi JS, Cho W, Zebala LP, Riew KD. Anterior cervical plating technique to prevent adjacent-level ossification development. Spine J. 2013 Jul;13(7):823-9.
- Kim, HJ, Kelly MP, Ely CG, Dettori JR, Riew KD. The risk of adjacent-level ossification development after surgery in the cervical spine: are there factors that affect the risk? A systematic review. Spine 2012 Oct 15;37(22 Suppl):S65-74.