With Exactech Inc.’s Acapella One, a cervical cage pre-assembled with integrated anchors, surgeons can restore disc height while providing integrated fixation to prevent device migration during anterior cervical spinal fusions.
The Acapella One cervical spacer system implants are available in two footprints, six heights and three sagittal profiles, including an anatomic domed design. The design of the cage allows for single-step deployment of both the integrated anchors simultaneously into the vertebral endplates.
Exactech initially announced the pilot launch of the device in 2015. Since then, there have been more than 500 implanted, according to the company. The continued development of the system includes simplified instrumentation designed to minimize surgical time and instrument processing while still ensuring performance.
“Exactech’s product development team is dedicated to providing a simplified surgical technique for surgeons and the potential for reduced operative time for patients,” said Bruce Thompson, Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Spine and Biologics at Exactech. “With the initial results from the pilot launch of the Acapella One system, we believe we will deliver on both of these goals.”
The system adds to Exactech’s cervical offerings, including the newly released Ascendant titanium coated cervical cage, Ambassador cervical plate and Gibralt OCT spinal system.
Exactech, based in Gainesville, FL, develops and produces bone and joint restoration products and biologic materials for the extremities, knee, hip and spine. The company distributes in more than 30 markets, including in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.