Stryker Launches First Cervical Interbody Fusion Device Featuring Its Aero® Technology at AAOS Meeting

ALLENDALE, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stryker’s Spine division will introduce the Aero-C Cervical Stability System, the only straight forward ACDF device that offers uniform compression across the interbody space, at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting, March 2-4, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (booth number 3845).

Aero-C is the latest addition to Stryker’s Aero platform of spinal implant devices based on its patented Compression Technology—an advanced Anchor fixation system designed to draw the vertebral bodies toward the implant to create compressive forces at the implant-to-endplate interface, providing an environment for healing fusion.

Aero-C’s straight forward in-line insertion and instrumentation are intended to minimize the potential for instrument impingement on patient anatomy, such as the chin or chest, offering a more streamlined, less disruptive approach as compared to traditional screw-based ACDF technologies.

“We are pleased to launch Aero-C featuring patented Compression Technology,” said Brad Paddock, president of Stryker’s Spine division. “In collaboration with our surgeon customers, our goal is to provide solutions designed to provide enhanced outcomes for patients. The expanding platform of Anchor-based spinal fixation products reflects Stryker’s ongoing commitment to innovation and advancing spine health.”

“My experiences clinically with Aero-AL and LL have been fantastic. I love the fact that I don’t have increased exposure and that I can get fixation all inline (with the disc space). I’m looking forward to Aero-C, which has the properties of Aero—in-line compression, the potential for great fixation and ease of use,” said Dr. Hyun Bae, Professor of Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Director of Education at Cedar’s Spine Center, who contributed to the development of the Aero technology.

Aero-C received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2015. Other products in the Aero platform include the Aero-AL, which is indicated for treatment of the lumbar spine from an anterior approach, and the Aero-LL, designed for a lateral lumbar approach.

About Stryker Corp.

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopeadics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.stryker.com.

Editor’s note: For product photos of Aero-C, contact Barbara Sullivan at 714-374-6174 or bsullivan@sullivanpr.com.

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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