- Implant angulation
- Generous implant fenestration
- Toothed endplates
The ATHLET® VBR System is a lordotic, modular vertebral body replacement (VBR) system. One cranial and one caudal component are assembled to create a device construct. These components are available in a variety of sizes. This enables the surgeon to choose the size suited to the individual pathology and anatomical condition. The assembled device comprises a central cannula for bone graft and lateral fenestrations for bone in-growth. Teeth cover the ends of the device construct for improved in-situ fixation.
The ATHLET System is indicated for use to replace a vertebral body that has been resected or excised due to tumor or trauma/fracture. The device is intended for use as a vertebral body replacement in the thoracolumbar spine (from T1 to L5). The ATHLET system is intended for use with supplemental fixation and should be implanted in pairs.