SmArtCage-C is a cervical fusion cage made of polyetheretherketone
This is a typical cervical cage used for interbody fusion.
What are the pros and cons?
The information provided by the company: "Its geometry facilitates
insertion even in very collapsed disc interspaces. It strengthens the
cage anchoring on the endplates and open the neural foramen. Expansion
is done in a single step using a custom-made holder.
Insertion: The original wedge-like profile facilitates insertion in
narrow disc spaces, that usual retractors are unable to fully open in
their utmost posterior part. Stability: Enhances primary stability with
a robust anchoring on the vertebral endplates. Fusion: A spacious inner
opening for bone graft provides an optimal fusion surface.
Decompression: The posterior expansion of the cage completes the
foramens release by opening the posterior space."