The ARCH ® Fixation System is a system of implants and instruments for open door laminoplasty procedures. It is designed for use in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spine to maintain an expanded spinal canal, secure spinal stability and preserve the protective function of the spine after a laminoplasty is performed.
ARCH Fixation System’s miniplates and screws are designed for use with the ARCH ODL spacer. Arch ODL spacers are designed by and available through DePuy Synthes Spine and are processed by the Musculoskelatal Transplant Foundation (MTF).
The Synthes ARCH Fixation System is intended for use in the lower cervical and upper thoracic spine (C3-T3) after a laminoplasty has been performed. The ARCH Fixation System holds or buttresses the allograft in place in order to prevent the allograft from expulsion or impinging on the spinal cord.
The ARCH Fixation System is not to be used:
The ARCH Fixation System in not to be used when there is:
The ARCH Fixation System must always be used with:
|2.0 mm self drilling or tapping screws and low profile, pre-bent miniplates||Prevents soft tissue irritation|
|Dedicated allograft spacer||Eases the surgical technique eliminating need to shape the resected spinous process|
|Notches in the anterior and posterior sides||Allows for the allograft spacer to securely fit the open door where the laminotomy has been performed|
|Open lumen in allograft spacer||Accommodate bone void fillers in the center of the allograft|