ASCOT®

Anterior cervical stabilization

Maximum Stability – Minimum Stiffness

Optimal load transmission to the bone promotes fusion.

A cervical plating system must provide the cervical spine with the necessary stability, while at the same time being unobtrusively integrated into the biomechanics system of the cervical spine.

Through their thin and semi-rigid plate design SIGNUS cervical plates achieve an optimum balance between maximized stability and minimized stiffness. As a result, stress shielding that inhibits fusion is reduced, allowing for better load transmission to the bone and, thus, facilitating segmental fusion (Wolff’s law).

The positive effect of a semi-rigid plate design on interbody fusion as compared to rigid plates has been proved in clinical studies ¹ ² ³.

ASCOT plates have an integrated locking mechanism that enables one-step placement and locking of the self-drilling screws and prevents screw migration effectively.

Support for the settling of bone graft

One of the thinnest cervical plates

Sources
1 Mayr MT, Subach PR, Comey CH, et al. Cervical spine stenosis: outcome after anterior corpectomy, allograft reconstruction, and instrumentation. J Neurosurg 2002; 96:10-16
2 Vaccaro AR, Falatyn SP, Scuderi GJ, et al. Early failure of long segment anterior cervical plate fixation. J Spinal Disord 1998; 11:410-415
3 Benzel EC. Biomechanics of Spine Stabilization. Rolling Meadows, IL: AANS, 2001; pp 437-440