Normandy VBR spine supporting system

September 14, 2018 0 By CH Unnikrishnan

Normandy VBR System, a cervical and thoracolumbar expandable corpectomy cage, will soon be available for patients in the US.

The Normandy VBR System is an adjustable height, vertebral body replacement device that is implanted into the vertebral body space to provide structural stability in skeletally mature patients following corpectomy or vertebrectomy.

The system comprises spacers of various sizes
and options, to fit the anatomical needs of a wide variety of patients. The device can be adjusted to the required height after implantation.

The device is mechanically locked at the required height by means of a locking screw. Each spacer has an axial hole to allow autograft or allograft to be packed inside each spacer. Protrusions on the superior and inferior surfaces grip the endplates of the adjacent vertebrae to resist expulsion.

Components are manufactured from titanium alloy (Ti-6AL-4V) per ASTM F-136.

The Normandy VBR System, made by Zavation, is indicated for use in the cervical spine (C2-C7) and thoracolumbar spine (T1-L5) in skeletally mature patients for partial or total replacement of a diseased vertebral body due to tumour, osteomyelitis, trauma or for reconstruction following corpectomy performed to achieve decompression of the spinal cord and neural tissues in degenerative disorders.