These expandable plates are the latest additions to Zavation's portfolio. The Expandable Anterior Lumbar Plate is a low-profile plate design that provides a stable construct with the ability to expand and lock at the required length. This plate also includes a ledge feature which provides guidance to properly position and expand the plate on the vertebral body. The new Z-Span plates outperformed the predicates in regard to standard ASTM mechanical testing.
Dr. Eric Graham, spine surgeon at Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists, stated, "This design eliminates the frustration of trying several plates in an effort to best match each patient's anatomy. This equates to a more efficient surgery."
The Zavation Z-Span Plate System is intended for use via the lateral or anterolateral surgical approach above the bifurcation of the great vessels in the treatment of the lumbar spine or via the anterior approach below the bifurcation of the great vessels in the treatment of the lumbar and lumbosacral spine.