Eminent Spine Releases Updated King Cobra White Paper
After receiving positive feedback from the cervical spine research community at last month’s CSRS meeting, Dr. Stephen Courtney has released the clinical results of his experience with two revolutionary cervical fusion devices. The King Cobra anterior cervical plate and the Copperhead cervical cage, both created and manufactured by Texas-based biomechanic company Eminent Spine, have been used in 244 cervical fusion procedures to date (with a total of 255 King Cobra plates, 838 Copperhead spacers, and 1,783 screws applied). None of the patients who received this instrumentation required reoperation, and none experienced screw or plate breakage or migration of the cervical cage.
The King Cobra plate was designed as a low-profile, titanium plating option for the cervical spine and has been demonstrated to reduce the incidence of cage migration and vascular injury and to shorten surgical time. The Copperhead cervical cage is a sound alternative to bone grafts, and the wide variety of available sizing options allows for an anatomical fit that slides seamlessly into each patient’s unique anatomy, improving the bond between cage and bone. Practitioners and patients alike are enthusiastic about these initial findings, and anticipate continued success for these products.