Stryker Spine receives FDA clearance for Serrato Pedicle Screw: 5 key notes Featured

Written by  Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 16 August 2017 10:34
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Stryker Spine received FDA clearance for the Serrato Pedicle Screw, which surgeons use in non-cervical procedures with the Xia 3 Spinal System.

Here are five things to know:


1. The Serrato Pedicle Screw is designed with serrated cutting flutes as well as a dual-thread pattern to increase the number of leads for rapid insertion.


2. The screw's patented buttress thread locking mechanism is designed to minimize cross threading and screw head splaying. The screws come in a variety of rod diameters and materials, including titanium, titanium alloy and vitallium.


3. Serrato is part of the Xia 3 Spinal System, which includes screws, blockers and hooks that affix to several types of rods and connectors for stabilization or corrective action.


4. The Xia system is intended for non-lumbar procedures and can provide additional support to fusion when surgeons perform the procedure as an anterior/anterolateral and posterior surgery, non-cervical pedicle and non-pedicle fixation system.


5. Stryker reported a 2.9 percent decrease in second quarter spine sales, which hit $183 million.


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