Medtronic's VERTEX Reconstruction System receives FDA approval for expanded indications

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Source: Becker's Spine Review

Medtronic received FDA clearance for expanded indications of the VERTEX Reconstruction System.

Initially, the system was cleared for use in upper thoracic screw fixation. The new clearance allows for lateral mass and pedicle screws to be used as a form of fixation to treat different pathologies of the posterior cervical spine, making it one of the first FDA-cleared systems available in the United States for use of screws at C1-C7.

"Broadening the VERTEX Reconstruction System's indication beyond current upper thoracic screw fixation displays Medtronic's commitment to provide surgeons with the most innovative and effective surgical treatment options with the goal of improved patient care," says Vincent Traynelis, MD, neurosurgeon at Rush University in Chicago.

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