Surgeons perform 1st cases with Vertera Spine's COHERE cervical fusion device — 6 highlights

Written by Megan Wood | June 07, 2016 | Print  |

Surgeons implanted the first of Atlanta-based Vertera Spine's COHERE Cervical Interbody Fusion System.

Here are six highlights:


1. COHERE includes the company's patented PEEK Scoria biomaterial technology, which is intended to enhance bone formation.


2. The system is the first device in clinical use to be manufactured completely of PEEK.


3. COHERE is designed for anterior cervical fusion procedures treating complex, single or multi-level spine complications.


4. Frank Phillips, MD, of Rush University in Chicago, was one of the first surgeons to implant COHERE during a cervical fusion surgery.


5. James Chappuis, MD, of SpineCenterAtlanta, has implanted more than 12 COHERE devices.


6. Vertera Spine anticipates a full market release of COHERE in the next few months.


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