The Vader system includes 4.5 mm pedicle screws and extended long carbon/PEEK rods made from BlackArmor. Vader’s extended pedicle screw system is indicated for open, MIS and cement-augmented surgical techniques while providing additional options for stabilizing the upper-thoracic region of the spine.
“We are extremely proud that Icotec is the world-leading provider of extended solutions for the stabilization of this frequently affected spinal region with the extension of its Vader product family with canulated and fenestrated Ø 4.5 mm pedicle screws and longer rod options. An important milestone that represents our continued commitment to develop and commercialize spinal implants made from radiolucent BlackArmor, expanding treatment options and allowing for safer tumor care,” CEO Roger Stadler said in a news release.
Icotec’s pedicle screw system now consists of pedicle screws of diameters between 4.5 and 7.5 mm in lengths of 25 to 60 mm with rods in different shapes up to 300 mm in length. The BlackArmor material offers stabilization of the spine while being completely radiolucent to allow for clear visualization in postoperative imaging, improved radiation planning and dose delivery and expanded treatment options for patients with spinal tumors.