The Minuteman® is an interspinous-interlaminar fusion device intended for the stabilization and fusion of the thoracic, lumbar, and sacral spine. The Minuteman® is designed for attachment to the posterior non-cervical spine at the spinous processes through its bilateral fixation plates, and it is intended for use with bone graft material placed within the device. It provides immobilization, stabilization, and fusion 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® is delivered sterile and individually packed.
Features & Benefits
Full Control Over Implant Wings
Allows the user to deploy and retract the wings intraoperatively
Single Piece Implant Body
Minimizes device profile without the need to remove a portion of the threaded body
60° Wing Angle
Designed to provide improved biomechanical stability in response to axial rotation and lateral bending loading
Lower Profile Compared to Minuteman® G3-R
Allows the implants to be inserted down a smaller diameter sleeve from the lateral approach
Hydroxyapatite Coated Fixation Hex Nut
A substance that helps promote bone on-growth and fusion. Maximizes bone-implant contact area to promote stability and fusion.
Lateral approach is above the facet joints, avoiding the neural and vascular structures
The Minuteman® G5 implant is considered MR Conditional. A patient may be safely scanned under very specific conditions, which may be found by visiting the MRI Safety.
Eliminates the dissection of the healthy tissue (neural monitoring is not required)
Of the supraspinous ligament helps maintain stabilization of the spine
Large Graft Window
Allows easy placement of bone graft material to facilitate a posterior fusion
Allows the implant to thread between the spinous processes in a controlled fashion
5 Anatomical Sizes
(8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, and 16mm) to accommodate variations in patient anatomy
Promotes patient safety and compliance at hospitals
Indications for Use
The Minuteman® G5 Fusion Plate is a posterior, non-pedicle fusion device, intended for use at a single interspace in the non-cervical spine (T1-S1). It is intended for plate fixation/attachment to spinous processes for the purpose of achieving instrumented posterior arthrodesis (i.e., fusion) in the following conditions:
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis;
- Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) (defined as back pain of discogenic origin with degeneration of the disc confirmed by history and radiographic studies); and/or
The Minuteman® G5 Fusion Plate is intended for use with bone graft material. The device may be implanted via a lateral transverse approach (L1-S1) or a posterior approach (T1-S1).