Burst Fracture C7 - Trabis™ Cervical Corpectomy

Pre-op images illustrate the case of a polytraumatized 19-year-old woman involved in a motor vehicle accident, diagnosed with a one-level (C7) burst fracture. The backward movement of the posterior wall of C7 lead to a decrease in muscular tonus in the upper limbs.

Patient was treated with a 17.2mm Trabis™ Cervical Corpectomy cage made of ostaPek® carbon composite in combination with an anterior plate for primary stabilization.

Post-op images (7 days after surgery) show good root canal release, cage/graft area matches vertebral endplates well and lowers the risk of subsidence. The posterior wall alignment of C7 is restore in a satisfactory way. The domed shape of the upper part of the implant is optimally congruent with the lower part of C6. Complete disappearance of motoric disorders.

Trabis™ cervical corpectomy cages

Trabis™ implants are made of ostaPek® carbon composite which is intrinsically osteophilic, no coatings required and its mechanical properties are tailored to ensure primary stability and promote remodeling.

The thin wall cage design enables unparalleled graft to cage volume ratio and the open three-strut cage design matches vertebral endplates and lowers the risk of subsidence whilst the large lateral, sagittal and transverse bone ports allow for optimal fusion.

The Trabis™ is available in a number of sizes to provide ease of use and match the endplate curvature. Just select the right sized trial, verify the fit and then place the Trabis™ cage filled with the medium of choice.

Gold-markers confirm the implant position and the material is fully radiolucent for high quality diagnostic follow up with CT, MRI and plane x-ray.

Full details on the Trabis™ cervical corpectomy cages here.

Specific information on the product launch of the Trabis™ Cervical Corpectomy cages in the USA can be found here.

31 March 2021