Medtronic recently launched in Europe the PEEK PREVAIL cervical interbody device that is used to treat patients who suffer from cervical disc disease, according to a company news release.
The PEEK PREVAIL device is designed to provide stability during spinal fusions. Surgeons use bone graft to restore the patient’s disc height. The PEEK PREVAIL eliminates the need for a plate to provide stability and attaches to the spine using only two screws.
Biomechanical data suggests the device provides construct rigidity similar to that obtained by traditional fixation techniques of a threaded cage or graft with plating. The device is used with autograft and implanted through an open anterior approach. The device received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2008.
Read the Medtronic release about PEEK PREVAIL.