The “ZIP” Fusion System

The ZIP Minimally Invasive Interspinous Fusion System provides surgeons an alternative to the prevalent pedicle screw technologies to perform spinal fixation. This minimally invasive device is intended for treatment of degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal tumors,and trauma, and is used to provide stabilization during  non-cervical spine (T1-S1 lumbar) fusion procedures. The system does not require the use of a set screw and makes use of a one-step zip locking mechanism and articulating bone anchors to provide optimal seating of the implant in the spine. This device, however, is not intended for stand alone use, and has to be implanted along with a bone graft.

(Source: Market Wired)

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