The Minuteman is a minimally invasive, interspinous-interlaminar fusion device intended for the temporary fixation of the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine while awaiting bony fusion to occur. The Minuteman is designed for attachment to the posterior non-cervical spine at the spinous processes through its bilateral locking plates, and it is intended for use with bone graft material placed within the device. It provides immobilization and stabilization of the spinal segments. The core threaded post allows for optimal placement and a wide range of sizes allows for enhanced anatomical fit. The Minuteman delivered sterile and individually packed.

FEATURES & BENEFITS

Minimally Invasive
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Alternative to traditional pedicle screws and other spinous process plates

Ligament Preservation
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Of the supraspinous ligament helps maintain stabilization of the spine

5 Anatomical Sizes
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(8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, and 16mm) to accommodate variations in patient anatomy

Low Profile
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With 12mm removable portion of the implant body

Lateral MIS Approach
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Eliminates the lateral dissection of the healthy tissue (neural monitoring is not required)

Safer Zone
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Lateral MIS approach is above the facet joints, avoiding the neural and vascular structures

Threaded Body
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Allows the implant to thread between the spinous processes in a controlled fashion.

Hydroxyapatite Coating
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Naturally occurring substance that helps promote bone on-growth and fusion

Large Graft Window
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Allows easy placement of bone graft material to facilitate a posterior fusion

Sterile Packed
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Promotes patient safety and compliance at hospitals.

Reversible Auto-Lock
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Enables the device to variably tighten without compromising fixation

Indications for Use

The Minuteman MIS Fusion Plate is a posterior, non-pedicle supplemental fixation device, intended for use at a single level in the non-cervical spine (T1-S1). It  is intended for use with bone graft material and is not intended for stand-alone use. The Minuteman MIS Fusion Plate may be implanted via a minimally invasive lateral (L1-S1) approach. It is intended for plate fixation/attachment to spinous processes for the purpose of achieving supplemental fusion in the following conditions:

Degenerative Disc Disease

Spondylolisthesis

Trauma

Tumor