LOW PROFILE CERVICAL CURETTE
Low profile cervical curette is a surgical instrument designed for patients that present with cervical spinal stenosis from herniated disc, ligament overgrowth or osteophytes causing spinal cord compression. The low profile cervical curette provides a simpler and more effective decompression of the posterior aspect of the cervical vertebral body (VB) when performing total disc replacement (TDR) and anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). It may also be used less frequently in cases of posterior cervical foraminotomies.
Why you MUST use our Low Profile Cervical Curette?
A major advantage of LPCC is its ability to decompress the spinal canal behind the vertebral body caused by a disc herniation/extrusion or hypertrophied ligament by way of an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). This advantage eliminates the need for a cervical corpectomy (vertebrectomy) to access the spinal canal resulting in the following benefits:
Shortening of the operating time
Higher fusion rate via ACDF
Less likelihood of the epidural hematoma formation and the resultant cord compression
Avoidance of the additional posterior cervical stabilization seen in many of the corpectomy cases hence lowering the overall cost by reduction of the OR time and the additional hardware used
Avoidance of the post-operative cervical collar often used after cervical corpectomies but not ACDFs