Pedicle Systems

Famous in Titanium – Legendary in BlackArmor®

The global first pedicle system, made of nonmetallic and X-ray-translucent BlackArmor® material, opens new perspectives in postoperative diagnostics and tumor treatment. Completely new perspectives for the instrumented stabilization after tumor resection. New treatment approaches made possible.

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Indications Pedicle Systems

Indications

Stabilization of spinal segments through spinal fusion with the aim of treating the following acute and chronic instabilities or deformities of the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Fracture, dislocation
  • Scoliosis, kyphosis
  • Tumor
  • Osteoporosis, osteopenia, and metastasized cancers when using cement-augmented VADER® pedicle screws

Please refer to the “Instructions for Use” or “Surgical Technique” manual for a more detailed description of the indications and precautions.

VADER® Features and Benefits

  • Benefits in tumor treatment
    exact demarcation and time-saving planning of the radiation dose for tumors owing to the optimized imaging of the radiolucent BlackArmor® implant material
  • Aging spine
    additional anchoring from augmentation in osteoporotic bones
  • Muscle-sparing approach
    safer and more efficient operation procedure, enabled by cannulated screws and reliable instrument sets
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LightMore® Features and Benefits

  • Controlled insertion and assessment of the implant position
    guaranteed by the titanium screw head and X-ray marker in the screw tip

  • Intraoperative flexibility
    from the freely combinable components of the VADER® Pedicle System and icotec Titanium Pedicle System

  • State-of-the-art
    pedicle system and surgical technique
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Types and Accessories

Types and Accessories

Pedicle Screws

Rods

  • Made of BlackArmor®, diameter 5.5 mm

    CurvatureRadiusLengthReference number
    Straight000  40–160 mm 16-55-000XX
    Curved120  40–100 mm 16-55-012XX
    Curved450100–160 mm 16-55-045XX

    Available in increments of 10 mm.

  • J-rods, made of BlackArmor®, diameter 5.5 mm

    CurvatureRadiusLengthReference number
    Straight and Curved000 and 450  60/70 mm 16-55-00607-9
    Straight and Curved000 and 450  50/100 mm 16-55-00510-9
    Straight and Curved000 and 450  60/100 mm 16-55-00610-9
  • Made of titanium, diameter 5.7 mm

    CurvatureLengthReference number
    Straight40–100 mm16-57-400XX
    Available in increments of 10 mm.
    Straight120–200 mm16-57-400XX
    Available in increments of 20 mm. 
    Straight250–500 mm16-57-400XX
    Available in increments of 50 mm.
    Curved40–120 mm 16-57-412XX
    Available in increments of 10 mm.

Other Accessories

Radiographic Visualization

Radiographic Visualization

X-ray, lateral (side view)

Four VADER® pedicle screws with two BlackArmor® rods and two icotec PLIF Cages

CT, axial view

Left: titanium screw and rod; right: BlackArmor® screw and rod (from preclinical study)

MRI, axial view

Two BlackArmor® pedicle screws

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Additional BlackArmor® Implants

ETurn® TLIF Cage

Simplified positioning of the implant using rail-shaped nap structure for guidance...

PLIF Cage

Rapid, direct osseointegration and fusion due to the Ti-iT® titanium coating of the cage ...

Cervical Cage

Simplified positioning of the implant using special guidance elements ...