MATRIX Spine System

Division: Spine
Category: Deformity

The Legacy Synthes MATRIX Spine System is a universal set of instruments and implants that accommodates both open and MIS surgical approaches for deformity, degenerative and trauma indications. 

This pedicle screw system has a unique, rigid screw-instrument interface, intraoperative adaptability and exceptionally well-controlled instrumentation. MATRIX Spine System is the total solution for the stabilization of spinal segments. 

Indications for Use

The Synthes USS are noncervical spinal fixation devices intended for posterior pedicle screw fixation (T1-S2/ilium), posterior hook fixation (T1-L5), or anterolateral fixation (T8-L5). Pedicle screw fixation is limited to skeletally mature patients with the exception of the Small Stature USS, which includes small stature and pediatric patients. These devices are indicated as an adjunct to fusion for all of the following indications: degenerative disc disease (defined as discogenic back pain with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies), spondylolisthesis, trauma (i.e., fracture or dislocation), deformities or curvatures (i.e., scoliosis, kyphosis, and/or lordosis, Scheuermann’s Disease), tumor, stenosis, and failed previous fusion (pseudoarthrosis).


When treating patients with degenerative disc disease (DDD), transverse bars are not cleared for use as part of the posterior pedicle screw construct. 


When used with the 3.5 mm/6.0 mm and 4.0 mm/6.0 mm tapered rods, the Synthes USS 6.0 mm rod systems can be linked to the CerviFix 3.5 mm and 4.0 mm Systems, respectively. When used with the 3.5 mm/5.5 mm and 4.0 mm/5.5 mm tapered rods, MATRIX can be linked to the CerviFix 3.5 mm and 4.0 mm Systems, respectively. When used with the 5.5 mm/6.0 mm tapered rods, the Synthes USS 6.0 mm rod systems can be linked to the MATRIX System.


In addition, Synthes USS 6.0 mm rod systems can be interchanged with all USS 6.0 mm rods and transconnectors, except Synthes 6.0 mm cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy and titanium grade 3 rods, which can only be used with Pangea.


Synthes USS

-6.0 mm Rod Systems: USS Side-Opening, USS Dual-Opening, USS VAS variable axis components, USS Fracture, Click’X, Click’X Monoaxial, Pangea, Pangea Monoaxial, USS Polyaxial, USS Iliosacral, ClampFix

-5.5 mm Rod System: MATRIX

-5.0 mm Rod System: USS Small Stature



-3.5 mm Rod Systems: CerviFix, Axon, Synapse

-4.0 mm Rod System: Synapse


Please refer to package insert (GP2774) for the full list of indications, contraindications, warnings and/or precautions.

Features & Benefits

  Features Benefits
MATRIX Spine System rendering | DePuy Synthes Companies

MATRIX Spine System rendering | DePuy Synthes Companies



Intraoperative screwhead exchange


Multiple rod materials and configurations available


Intuitive, easy-to-use instrumentation


Square locking cap thread designed to reduce cross threading


Visual and tactile indicators to ensure proper implant and instrument assembly


Patented, dual-core technology enhances optimal bone purchase


Intuitive designs and simple interfaces to improve accessibility and visibility


Snap-on, telescoping transconnectors provide easy attachment

DSUS/SPN/0416/1280 04/2016

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.