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Division: International
Category: Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion

The ZERO-P™ VA Stand Alone Spacer is a stand-alone implant for use in cervical interbody fusion 1 –6, which combines the functionality of a cervical interbody spacer and benefits of an anterior cervical plate.

 

Intended Use

The ZERO-P system is intended for use following anterior
 cervical discectomy for reduction and stabilization of the
 cervical spine (C2– C7).

Indications

  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD, defined as neck pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies)
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Failed previous fusions
  • Pseudoarthrosis

Contraindications

  • Spinal fracture
  • Spinal tumor
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Spinal infection

 

Features & Benefits

 

Features Benefits

Zero-profile midline

 

Designed to minimize the risk of contacting local anatomical structures

  • The ZERO-P VA implant does not extend beyond the confines of the intervertebral space midline, limiting risk of contact with vessels and adjacent soft tissues.

Prevents adjacent level ossification

 

  • It has been shown that cervical plates placed near adjacent level discs can contribute to bone formation near or around the adjacent level which may lead to future complications7. Zero-P minimizes this risk, as it remains as far as possible from the adjacent level disc spaces.

Ease of use

  • Variable angle screws, designed with a wide range of allowable screw trajectories, potentially facilitate screw insertion.
  • One-step blocking mechanism features audible, tactile and visual cues to confirm screw is blocked upon insertion. Because the interbody plate with stops is pre-attached to the spacer, the interbody plate with stops is automatically aligned upon implant insertion. This avoids the process of aligning and realigning an anterior cervical plate.
  • ZERO-P VA may be used to facilitate surgeries where ZERO-P VA is implanted adjacent to a previous fusion. ZERO-P VA potentially decreases surgery time and patient complications by reducing the need for removal of existing hardware from the previous fusion.
  • Small incision sizes are possible in comparison to plate and spacer usage.
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Please refer to the surgical technique guide or package inserts if included for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative .
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