SeaSpine commenced full commercial launch of its NorthStar OCT Posterior Cervical Fixation System. The launch represents the company’s first full commercial introduction of a new posterior cervical system since 2007.
NorthStar OCT was designed to expand versatility, offering clinical and economical efficiencies, and brings to market an innovative option to treat a wide range of patient pathologies, including complex cervicothoracic deformity. Novel instrumentation and anatomically designed implants offer improved surgical flow when navigating through complex procedures. Some of the more differentiated features include shingled occipital plates with variable screws and a novel drill and screw guide that provides improved access during occipital screw placement, high angulation screws that ease rod placement, and pedicle-specific screws with dual-lead threads.
With this addition to the SeaSpine fixation portfolio, surgeons are now able to address pathology from the occiput to sacrum, with full compatibility between the Mariner and NorthStar platforms.