Divergence System Offers New Approach to Anterior Cervical Fusion
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Medtronic announced the U.S. launch of the DIVERGENCE Anterior Cervical Fusion System for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease at the 2014 Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting in Boston.
The DIVERGENCE System represents a new approach to one-level anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) procedures, which traditionally use a four-hole plate and interbody fusion cage. With the DIVERGENCE System, the plate and interbody cage can be inserted simultaneously using a common set of instrumentation and one surgical technique. Traditional cervical fusion surgery requires a two-step insertion technique for the plate and interbody cage, and each implant requires its own set of instruments and its own surgical technique.