Snakes and Their Spines
Although the phrase “spineless as a snake” is often heard, the fact is that snakes do have spines. Snake skeletons are not very complex, consisting of a spine, skull and ribs, but the majority of a snake consists of the spine. Snakes can have as many as 500 vertebrae in their spine, not including those found in the tail section of the snake. This large number of vertebrae allow snakes the flexibility to move the way they do in order to catch prey and protect themselves. Snakes and their spines were the catalyst for names given to the devices created by Eminent Spine. Snakes are all spine and spines are what Eminent Spine is all about.
How Do Eminent Spine’s Device Names Relate to Snakes?
When choosing the names for their devices, Eminent Spine focused on the type of surgery performed and how it related to snake families. For example, cervical surgery is the “king” of spine surgery, so the cervical traction plate needed the name the King Cobra. The Cottonmouth implant looks like the open mouth of the snake with the same name. The Boa Constrictor device constricts two rods together, while the Copperhead is placed in the head and neck area. There is more information on how the device names correlate with both snake names and the surgical site at Eminent Spine.
Eminent Spine uses snake names for their devices, as well as a snake in their logo, to demonstrate how, just as snakes are all spine, they are all about spines as well. For more information about devices available from Eminent Spine, visit them online.