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Spine Wave Launches Proficient Posterior Cervical Spine Implants

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Spine Wave expanded the Proficient® Posterior Cervical Spine system with implants to address complex posterior cervical/thoracic procedures. 

Specifically, a new translation screw provides medial-to-lateral translation to ease rod placement; also now available are screw-to-rod lateral connectors, rod-to-rod connectors and smooth-shank screws as an alternative to fixate the uppermost cervical spine. These features complement Proficient's tri-lobe polyaxial screw design that supports 120 degrees of angulation. 

Proficient, which initially launched in mid-3Q17, is the company's first internally-developed system addressing the cervical spine. Plans are in place to fully launch an anterior cervical technology in mid-year.

Sources: Spine Wave; ORTHOWORLD Inc.