SKYLINE® Anterior Cervical Plate System

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 and adapts to the anatomy of the patient. 

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


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.



  • 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.

Features & Benefits

  Features Benefits
Tri-lobe CAM-LOC Active-Locking Plate System Tri-lobe CAM-LOC™ Active-Locking Plate System
  • Builds on existing SLIM-LOC and Codman ACP CAM-LOC mechanisms


  • Audible, tactile, visual assurance of lock of each screw individually
Large visualization window Large visualization window
  • Optimal visualization of the graft, vertebral bodies, and endplates


  • Optimal plate alignment allows for proper positioning of plate on cervical spine and on postoperative imagery
Variable and constrained screws 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
  • 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
  Pre-lordosed plates
  • Reduces the need for contouring
DSUS/SPN/0616/1358 08/2016

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.