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Fusion device for ALIF procedures
Integra LifeSciences’ Integra® Vu aPOD™ Prime Intervertebral Body Fusion Device (IBD) is a zero-profile, stand-alone IBD designed for anterior lumbar intervertebral fusion (ALIF) procedures. According to the manufacturer, two screws help secure the IBD in its functional position, eliminating the need for supplemental fixation implants and reducing the number of steps and implants required to perform an ALIF procedure. A wide variety of implant sizes and instruments are available.

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Transfacet pedicular fixation system
DePuy Spine’s Viper® F2Transfacet Pedicular System (
A) is designed to provide stabilization and fixation during degenerative lumbar spinal fusion procedures. Viper F2 consists of large diameter lag screws and fully functional polyaxial rings to help spine surgeons achieve rigid fixation and compression of facet joints. The screws are inserted bilaterally through the superior side of the facet, across the facet joint, and into the inferior pedicle. Polyaxial rings are available to increase the load-bearing area of the screw that is in contact with the bone. The Viper F2 may be used in either traditional or minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery.

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