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Cements and mixer & delivery systems

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AutoPlex mixer and delivery system

The AutoPlex system is fast and easy to use. With the press of a single button, it mixes, transfers and primes (ready to inject) highly viscous bone cement for delivery in less than 60 seconds.2

Mixing

  • Automated and blade-driven mix chamber provides consistent and thorough blending of components.

Delivery

  • Lightweight, ergonomic delivery injector
  • Provides 12 cc of deliverable cement2
  • Closed mixing, transfer, and delivery system prevents exposure to harmful fumes
  • Flexible extension tube and delivery cartridge, totaling 16" in length, helps ensure radiation safety
  • Easily connects to access tool
  • Delivers 0.5 cc per full turn2
  • Simple and reliable handheld injection

VertaPlex HV bone cement

VertaPlex HV bone cement is used for treating vertebral compression fractures. It reaches a thick viscosity as soon as it's mixed and maintains viscosity for an average of 18 minutes.3

VertaPlex HV cement was introduced in 2009 to address specific viscosity and working time preferences for physicians. In 2015, VertaPlex HV became the first polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) cement in the U.S. to receive 510(k) clearance for the fixation of pathological fractures of the sacral vertebral body or ala using sacral vertebroplasty or sacroplasty.

  • Immediate high viscosity after mixing3
  • Controlled interdigitation and fill with citation reference number2
  • Working time of approximately 18 minutes3
  • Set time 10.2 minutes at 37ºC2
  • Low creep rate2
  • Increased viscosity improves visibility2
  • 30% barium sulfate concentration

VertaPlex HV bone cement

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VertaPlex bone cement

VertaPlex bone cement has been developed for physicians who want low initial viscosity and increased working time. Advantageous for multilevel vertebral augmentation, VertaPlex bone cement maintains its toothpaste-like consistency for an average of 20 minutes.3

  • Increased working time – approximately 20 minutes3
  • Set time of 10.2 minutes at 37ºC2
  • Low creep rate2
  • 30% barium sulfate concentration

SpinePlex bone cement

SpinePlex bone cement is a derivative of Simplex P bone cement and has an average working time of 10-12 minutes. It contains the same PMMA as Simplex P and is manufactured using the same proprietary process. Simplex P bone cement has proven through clinical testing to have high fatigue,4 compressive and flexural strengths,5 and low creep.6

  • Working time of 10 -12 minutes3
  • 30% barium sulfate concentration

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Warning/adverse events

Serious adverse events, some with fatal outcome, associated with the use of bone cements for vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and sacroplasty include myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, cerebrovascular accident, pulmonary embolism and cardiac embolism. Although it is rare, some adverse events have been known to occur up to one year post-operatively. Additional risks exist with the use of bone cement. Please see the IFU for a complete list of potential risks.