The Minit system is an elegant, low profile cervico-thoracic system that offers unique features that help to improve surgical flow with minimal instrumentation. The Minit system provides a secure top-loading solution for providing rigid posterior fixation of the cervical and upper thoracic spine.
The Minit Posterior Cervical and Upper Thoracic Fixation System Implants are intended to be used as a temporary construct that assists in normal healing and are not intended to replace normal body structures. The system is intended to stabilize the spinal operative site during posterior fusion procedures, attaching to the spine by means of hooks and screws joined with spinal rods and should be removed after fusion. The components of the system are manufactured from Titanium that complies with ASTM F136 Standard for Ti 6Al-4V ELI. Refer to the Surgical Technique Manual for additional information on how to use these devices.
When intended to promote fusion of the cervical spine and the thoracic spine, (C1-T3), the Minit Posterior Cervical and Upper Thoracic Fixation System is indicated for the following: DDD (neck pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies), spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, fracture, dislocation, failed previous fusion and/or tumors.
Hooks and Rods
The hooks and rods are also intended to provide stabilization to promote fusion following reduction of fracture/dislocation or trauma in the cervical/upper thoracic (C1-T3) spine.
The use of screws is limited to placement in the T1-T3 in treating thoracic conditions only. Screws are not intended to be placed in the cervical spine.
Axial and Offset Rod Connectors
The Minit Posterior Cervical and Upper Thoracic Fixation System can also be linked to TiTLE® 2 Poly Axial Spinal Systems offered by Zimmer Spine using the Axial Rod Connectors, Dual Rod Connectors and The Tri Screw Dual Rod Connectors.
Contraindications include but are not limited to:
Pre-operatively, the patient should be made aware of the possible adverse effects of spinal implant surgery. Additional surgery may be necessary to correct some of these effects.
NOTE: The Minit Posterior Cervical and Upper Thoracic Fixation System Surgical Guide should be carefully followed. It supplies important additional information on the proper usage of the implants and instruments.