BENGAL® System

Division: Spine
Category: Cervical

The BENGAL® Cervical Interbody System is a radiolucent carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) cage that meets the structural requirements of anterior column support, while optimizing the fusion environment through an open, load-sharing design.

The BENGAL System is the radiolucent cervical interbody cage that optimizes the fusion environment because it is made of load-sharing carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) which allows a large graft window.

Indications for Use


The BENGAL System is indicated for use as an intervertebral body fusion device in skeletally mature patients with degenerative disc disease (defined as discogenic back pain with degeneration of the disc confirmed by patient history and radiographic studies) at one level of the cervical spine with accompanying radicular symptoms. Patients should have six weeks of non-operative treatment prior to surgery. BENGAL implants are used to facilitate fusion in the cervical spine (C2-T1) and are placed via an anterior approach using autogenous bone. When used as an interbody fusion device, DePuy Synthes Spine supplemental fixation products may be used.

The BENGAL System is indicated for use in the thoracolumbar spine (i.e., T1-L5) to replace a diseased vertebral body resected or excised for the treatment of tumors, to achieve anterior decompression of the spinal cord and neural tissues, and to restore the height of a collapsed vertebral body. This system is also indicated for treating fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine. This system is designed to restore the biomechanical integrity of the anterior, middle and posterior spinal column even in the absence of fusion for a prolonged period. When used as a vertebral body replacement device this system is intended for use with DePuy Synthes Spine supplemental internal fixation products.


  1. Use of these systems is contraindicated when there is active systemic infection, infection localized to the site of the proposed implantation, or when the patient has demonstrated allergy or foreign body sensitivity to any of the implant materials.
  2. Severe osteoporosis or osteopenia may prevent adequate fixation and thus preclude the use of these or any other orthopedic implants.
  3. Conditions that may place excessive stresses on bone and implants, such as severe obesity, pregnancy or degenerative diseases, are relative contraindications. The decision to use these devices in such conditions must be made by the physician taking into account the risks versus the benefits to the patient.
  4. Use of these implants is relatively contraindicated in patients whose activity, mental capacity, mental illness, alcoholism, drug abuse, occupation, or lifestyle may interfere with their ability to follow postoperative restrictions and who may place undue stresses on the implant during bony healing and may be at a higher risk of implant failure.
  5. Prior fusion at the level(s) to be treated.
  6. Any condition not described in the Indications for Use.

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CAUTION: USA law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of physician.

Features & Benefits

  Features Benefits
BENGAL Cervical Interbody System radiolucent carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) cage | DePuy Synthes Companies Implant teeth Reduces likelihood of migration in all directions
Trapezoid anatomical shape 

Available in parallel and lordotic configurations


Anatomical shape fosters proper sagittal alignment

Large graft window and lateral openings

Open design allows for more bone graft inside the implant and greater bone-to-endplate surface contact


Lateral openings facilitate vascularization



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