When intended to promote fusion of the cervical spine and occipito-cervico-thoracic junction (Occiput - T3), the Reliant Occipito-Cervico-Thoracic (OCT) System is indicated for:
- DDD (neck pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc as confirmed by patient history and radiographic studies)
- Spinal stenosis
- Fracture / dislocation
- Atlantoaxial fracture with instability
- Occipitocervical dislocation
- Revision of previous cervical spine surgery
The Occipital Bone Screws are limited to occipital fixation only.
Contraindications include, but are not limited to, infection, systemic, spinal or localized; morbid obesity; signs of local inflammation; fever or leukocytosis; metal sensitivity / allergies to the implant materials; any medical or surgical condition which would preclude the potential benefit of spinal implant surgery, such as the elevation of sedimentation rate unexplained by other diseases, elevation of white blood count (WBC) , or a marked left shift in the WBC differential count; grossly distorted anatomy due to congenital abnormalities; rapid joint disease, bone absorption, osteopenia, and/or osteoporosis (osteoporosis is a relative contraindication since this condition may limit the degree of obtainable correction, the amount of mechanical fixation, and/or the quality of the bone graft); any case not needing a bone graft and fusion or where fracture healing is not required; any case requiring the mixing of metals from different components; any patient having inadequate tissue coverage over the operative site or where there is inadequate bone stock, bone quality, or anatomical definition; any case not described in the indications; any patient unwilling to cooperate with the postoperative instructions; any time implant utilization would interfere with anatomical structures or expected physiological performance.