Zimmer Spine has begun distribution of the Apex spine system, a comprehensive set of implants and instruments designed to safely and effectively correct a broad range of spinal deformities, as well as complex and degenerative spinal diseases. Under the terms of a long-term agreement with SpineCraft, Zimmer will exclusively market the Apex spine system to healthcare organisations across the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The Apex spine system is a pedicle screw fixation system that provides immobilisation and stabilisation in the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine regions, in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic spinal instabilities and deformities. Designed for skeletally mature patients as an adjunct to spinal fusion, the Apex spine system consists of longitudinal rods, pedicle screws, hooks, lateral connectors and cross connectors. With a comprehensive range of component sizes, the Apex spine system addresses a broad range of spinal pathologies with a low-profile design that allows surgeons to maximise bone graft. The Apex spine system's custom deformity-correction instruments are designed to shorten surgery time while enabling safer, more controlled correction of spinal deformities. SpineCraft received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the Apex spine system in 2006 and, to date, the system has been used in over 3,500 clinical cases.