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|Medtronic Introduces ANCHOR FS Facet Fixation System|
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Oct. 23, 2012 – Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) the world leader in spinal technology, announced today the latest addition to their minimally invasive spinal fusion portfolio at the 27th annual meeting of the North American Spine Society in Dallas.
The ANCHOR FS™ Facet Fixation System is a minimally invasive posterior screw system used in the lumbar region of the spine. It is intended to provide stability by fixation through the facet joints. The ANCHOR FS™ Facet Fixation System includes a streamlined, single-use sterile packed instrument set with a variety of cannulated screw options to accommodate varying patient anatomy.
The ANCHOR FS™ Facet Fixation System is indicated for posterior surgical treatment of any or all of the following in the lumbar region of the spine, at single or multiple levels:
The ANCHOR FS™ Facet Fixation System is intended to stabilize the spine as an aid to lumbar fusion by providing bilateral facet fixation, with or without bone graft. It is the latest technology in a series of therapies that compliments Medtronic Spinal’s minimally invasive MAST® portfolio to successfully treat patients for a variety of degenerative and deformity spinal conditions. In the United States, over 250,000 individuals undergo spinal fusions annually to treat degenerative changes in the lumbar spine.
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