Zimmer Launches Optio-C™ “No Profile” Anterior Cervical System at AANS

The American Association for Neurological Surgeons (AANS) meeting, being held April 5-9 in San Francisco, provides a launch target for many companies. Not least is Zimmer Spine, Inc., which has announced the U.S. market introduction of the Optio‑C Anterior Cervical System.


The modular stand-alone Optio-C System  is described by Zimmer as a next-generation, modular stand-alone cervical device that offers the strength, stability and fusion potential of a traditional ACDF. It claims to offer secure fixation with “no” profile.

The Optio-C System is comprised of one PEEK IBF Spacer, one Anterior Cervical Plate, and three bone screws. The Optio-C Device is secured by an anti-migration system that is designed to maintain no profile and the system is designed to maximize fusion with a unique load-sharing interface and multiple implant footprints. Because it has no profile, soft tissue irritation is reduced for less invasive ACDF(Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion) procedures, and it eliminates the need for additional plating when addressing adjacent level disease.

Company comments

“With plate strength equivalent to a traditional cervical plate, stability through a three-screw fixation design, and fusion delivered by a spacer featuring a load-sharing interface, the Optio-C System takes cervical stand-alone devices to the next level,” said Steve Healy, President of Zimmer Spine. “This internally developed device is an important platform for future product development.”

Source: Zimmer Spine, Inc., PR Newswire

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