UNIPLATE® 2 Anterior Cervical Plate System

Division: Spine
Category: Cervical

The UNIPLATE® 2 Anterior Cervical Plate (ACP) System was designed to simplify ACDFs through the use of a narrow midline plate and streamlined surgical technique. This system features one point of midline fixation per level (one screw per vertebral body) for improved screw visualization, easier screw placement, and minimized lateral retraction, compared to conventional anterior cervical plate construct (two-screws per vertebral body).

The UNIPLATE 2 Anterior Cervical Plate System provides upgrades from the original UNIPLATE Anterior Cervical Plate System in that it offers bend-zones and has less material at the inferior and superior ends of the plate to potentially reduce the risk of adjacent level impingement.

The UNIPLATE 2 Anterior Cervical Plate System is a featured brand in the CAM-LOC™ Active-Locking Plate System family of DePuy Synthes Spine ACPs.

Indications for Use


The UNIPLATE 2 Anterior Cervical Plate System is intended for anterior cervical intervertebral body fixation. The system is indicated for patients in which stability is desired following anterior cervical fusion for the indications listed below. The intended levels for treatment range from C2 to T1.

Indications include symptomatic cervical spondylosis, trauma, fracture, post-traumatic kyphosis or lordosis, tumor, degenerative disc disease (defined as discogenic pain with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies), re-operation for failed fusion, or instability following surgery for the above indications.

The UNIPLATE 2 Anterior Cervical Plate System is also indicated for treatment of spinal stenosis.

WARNING: This devices is 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
Streamlined surgical technique

Aids in plate positioning and screw placement


Universal drill guide/plate holder allows awl/drill/tap and screw to pass through


Mid-line screw minimizes lateral retraction


Self-drilling and self-tapping screws


Pre-lordosed plate

Midline screw design  

Minimized lateral retraction compared to a four screw construct


30 degree cone of angulation for optimum screw placement

Optimized plate design

Lowest profile plate that DePuy Synthes Spine offers at 2.3mm, and narrowest plate offered at 10.5mm, minimizes profile and protrusion on the esophagus


Equivalent bending strength to traditional cervical plate in mechanical testing1


Cleats to limit plate slippage


Material has been minimized at the flattened portions of the plate to potentially reduce the risk of adjacent level impingement


Optimized screw design coupled with posterior cleats on the plate provide biomechanical stability2

Third generation CAM-LOC™ Active-Locking Plate System mechanism Repeatable screw security assures screw is locked to avoid technique-associated complications


1. RR Spine 0708-03, RR Spine 0809-02, & RR Spine 0207-05
2. CR16-60-001
*Bench test results may not necessarily be indicative of clinical performance.

DSUS/SPN/0616/1357 08/2016

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