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About this product

Division: Spine
Category: Cervical

The SKYLINE Anterior Cervical Plate System provides a versatile system of implants and instruments to accommodate the needs and individual preferences of surgeons. The system offers optimal visualization, adapts to the anatomy of the patient, and instills the confidence afforded through proven technology.

The SKYLINE Anterior Cervical Plate System is designed for use in a variable, constrained, or hybrid screw configuration.

Implant & Instrument Versatility

  • Constrained screws provide up to 5° of angulation in the coronal plane while maintaining sagittal alignment of the screw. This flexibility allows for easier placement of the screw without affecting the stability of the construct.
  • Variable screws provide up to 20° of angulation.
  • Self-drilling, self-tapping and oversized screws.
  • Multiple drill guide and hole preparation options.

Optimized Plate Design

  • Thickness = 2.5 mm
  • Width = 16 mm
  • Waist = 14 mm
  • Plates are pre-lordosed, reducing the need for contouring.
  • Unique window design allows for optimal visualization of the graft, vertebral bodies, and endplates.


Clinically Established Technology

  • Tri-Lobe CAM LOC™ Anterior Cervical Plate System provides audible, tactile, and visual confirmation of screw lock.



Indications for Use


The SKYLINE Anterior Cervical Plate System is indicated for stabilization of the cervical spine from C2 to C7 employing unicortical screw fixation at the anterior face of the vertebral bodies. Specific clinical indications for anterior plating include: instability caused by trauma; instability associated with correction of cervical lordosis and kyphosis deformity; instability associated with pseudoarthosis as a result of previously failed cervical spine surgery; instability associated with major reconstructive surgery for primary tumors or metastatic malignant tumors of the cervical spine; instability associated with single or multiple level corpectomy in advanced degenerative disc disease, spinal canal stenosis and cervical myelopathy.

WARNING: These devices are not approved for screw attachment or fixation to the posterior elements (pedicles) of the cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine.


Until maturation of the fusion is confirmed by radiographic examination, external immobilization (such as bracing) may be recommended, based on physician judgment.

Instructions to the patient to reduce stress on the implants are an equally important part of the attempt to avoid the occurrence of clinical problems that may accompany fixation failure.



  • Active systemic infection or an infection localized to the site of the proposed implantation.
  • Severe osteoporosis may prevent adequate fixation of screws and thus preclude the use of this or any other spinal instrumentation system.
  • Patients who have been shown to be safely and predictably treated without internal fixation.
  • Open wounds.



Relative contraindications include any entity or condition that totally precludes the possibility of fusion (e.g., cancer, kidney dialysis or osteopenia), obesity, certain degenerative diseases, and foreign body sensitivity.

WARNING: This product has labeling limitations. See package insert for additional warnings, precautions and possible adverse effects.

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

Features & Benefits

  Features Benefits


Clinically established tri-lobe CAM LOC Technology

Screw security decreases risk of screw failure and revisions


Potential for fewer screw complications postoperative


Easier to remove for revisions


Audible, tactile, visual assurance of lock of each screw individually

Large visualization window

Optimal plate alignment allows for proper positioning of plate on cervical spine and on postoperative imagery

Variable and constrained screws

Ability to handle multiple constructs (semi-rigid, rigid, hybrid)


Allows for versatility to treat different patient types with trauma or degenerative cases, all with one system



All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.
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