The Monaco Pedicle Screw System provides the market with a low profile screw head, manufactured from cobolt chrome, that accommodates 05.5 mm and 6mm cobalt chrome and titanium alloy rods. The design of the thread yields minimal to no wear debris during rod reduction and final tightening. The screw head and locking cap thread design deters splay along with the cobalt chrome material stiffness. This combination has proven that Monaco splays less than other similar and larger screw heads currently on the market. The bone screw thread design combines a cortical/cancellous thread design with a dual core diameter optimizing thread purchase with superior thread purchase. Curved cross links are also available in range of sizes and can be easily assembled via a top-down technique.
The implants are paired with a streamlined set of instruments designed to provide intra-operative flexibility. The system provides three instrumented options for reduction which rigidly attach to the Monaco Pedicle Screws.
The Monaco Pedicle Screw System includes: Pedicle Screws (04.5-09.5mm; 30-120mm lengths), straight and curved cobalt chrome and titanium alloy rods, curved X-Connectors, and locking caps, along with the required instrumentation to implant. The screw head maintains position, which eliminates fiddle factor during surgery by allowing the rods to be easily implanted into the screw heads. Indicators are marked on the screw head and locking caps to identify the insertion position to eliminate cross threading and makes starting the locking caps easy.
The first surgeries were completed at New York University by Dr. Anthony Petrizzo, D.O., and Dr. Aaron Buckland, M.D.
Based in West Chester, Pa., Altus Spine is dedicated to creating the next generation of medical devices. Altus strives to improve patient care by designing and manufacturing products to meet the highest standards in an ever changing and evolving field. Implemented and used by over 100 hospitals across the United States, Altus is among the fastest growing spinal implant companies in the world.