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Orthofix Announces European Approval For Advent Cervical Disc

Orthofix International N.V. has received CE Mark approval for its Advent Cervical Disc. This approval will allow the company to begin the sale of the Advent Cervical Disc in Europe.

Advent is constructed with Titanium endplates and a flexible elastomer core. It is designed to be implanted in the cervical spine using a surgical procedure which is very similar to a standard anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedure.

“Receiving our CE Marking for Advent is an important step in our plans for the global commercialization of our first artificial cervical disc,” said Alan Milinazzo, President and CEO of Orthofix International. “A key element of our plans for the continued expansion of our spinal implant portfolio is the addition of motion preservation devices that are designed to help spine patients maintain some degree of natural motion post surgically.”