Enhancing cervical spine surgery with the SYMPHONY™ OCT System

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Improving outcomes for those who are suffering from debilitating spine conditions is the foundation of who we are as a company. We know that a successful cervical spine surgery is a life-changing procedure for patients, requiring years of surgical training and precise skill for surgeons. That is why we are dedicated to developing devices that will help to support surgeons through these complex procedures, and that is why we created the SYMPHONYTM OCT System for the surgical treatment of conditions in the neck and upper back. The SYMPHONYTM System addresses the varying types of complexity in posterior cervical surgery cases to give surgeons, patients and hospitals an advantage in treating cervical spine disease. Guided by research conducted in association with the International Spine Study Group (ISSG), SYMPHONY™ System was designed to improve the surgeon experience in four key areas: fixation, alignment, targeting and extensions.

The SYMPHONYTM System is an enhanced set of instruments and implants that provide the flexibility required to accommodate complex pathologies in the spine. It combines the benefits of two market-leading posterior cervical systems—the SYNAPSE™ OCT System and MOUNTAINEER® OCT System—uniting many of the patented features of those brands, and building on their proven instrumentation. Ultimately, the SYMPHONY™ System helps streamline procedures and create efficiencies for the surgeon and operating room staff who are treating patients with complex cervical spine disorders.

“The SYMPHONY™ System builds on a deep foundation of DePuy Synthes’ expertise in treating diseases that affect the cervical spine,” said Nadav Tomer, Worldwide President, Spine, DePuy Synthes. “We are excited to elevate our existing portfolio by offering this enhanced solution for the treatment of these debilitating conditions.”

The SYMPHONY System was designed to improve fixation in patients with suboptimal bone quality1, to address a potential cause of screw failure which may lead to revision surgery. “The most interesting aspect of the SYMPHONY™ System is its ability to address highly complex needs that we face at the front lines of cervical spine surgery,” said Christopher Ames, MD. “It also takes into account ways to create efficiencies for healthcare systems, making it a truly comprehensive offering.”

This launch marks a new chapter in our commitment to spine surgeons and patients. We are thrilled to add this system to our comprehensive spine portfolio to better address unmet needs and provide new solutions for surgeons to treat diseases that affect the cervical spine. Learn more about the SYMPHONY™ OCT System.


§The SYMPHONY OCT System is contraindicated for osteoporosis and relatively contraindicated for osteopenia.

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