Re: Anterior Cervical Fusion W/ Bone Graft (installed Atalanti Plate System)
Welcome to the board. Medtronic is involved in law suits regarding almost every product they manufacture. Spine surgery is a risky proposition under the best of circumstances. If you have researched your surgeon and have concluded he/she is the best surgeon available to you, you have discussed why he/she feels this is the best solution to your issues, and have asked about the risks of this particular system with the surgeon, I would not worry too much about it.
If it is a new system without much of a track record, and you determine your surgeon is using it primarily because he wants to gain experience with it, then I would consider a different surgeon.
I trust you have consulted with several different orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons before deciding on this particular procedure.
"IK021461, SE 07/22/2002). The results of the
testing performed for the subject ATLANTIS Translational Plate and subject screws were
equivalent to or better than the testing performed for the ZEPHIR® Anterior Cervical System."
The above is from one of the studies done for FDA approval back in 2002, so I guess it isn't all that new!!
Last edited by teteri66; 05-17-2012 at 08:41 AM.