Over the past twenty years, there has been a significant increase in the use of cervical plates for single and multi-level anterior cervical surgery.
The design team for the ATLANTIS® Anterior Cervical Plate System set out to create a comprehensive instrumentation system that would incorporate all of the ideal features of modern cervical plates in a single system. The features that are available in the ATLANTIS® System include flexibility in construct choice, an attached locking mechanism, and variability in screw placement.
The ability to choose between unicortical and/or bicortical screw purchase allows the surgeon to tailor the amount of screw to cortex fixation to the needs of the patient. In primary cases with appropriate bone quality, a unicortical screw can be selected for ease of fixation without having to penetrate the distal (far) cortex. In revision surgeries, or situations where osteoporosis makes single cortex fixation less desirable, surgeons have the flexibility of using a bicortical screw for additional pull-out resistance.
It is important that you discuss the potential risks, complications, and benefits of ATLANTIS® Anterior Cervical Plate System with your doctor prior to receiving treatment, and that you rely on your physician’s judgment. Only your doctor can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for this treatment.