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In Brief: AcroMed pedicle screws

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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AcroMed pedicle screws: Firm receives 510(k) clearance for its titanium VSP Spinal Fixation System, consisting of VSP pedicle screws, spine plates, washers and transverse connectors. The system is "labeled for use in Grade 3 and 4 spondylolisthesis at L5-S1, utilizing autologous bone graft, and intended to be removed after solid fusion is attained," the company says. At least two other firms have obtained 510(k) clearance for their pedicle screws, Sofamor Danek in January and Advanced Spine Fixation in February...

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