Vertebral Stabilization System with BlackArmor® Technology

icotec is a global leader in implants developed for the treatment of spinal tumors. The nonmetallic, radiolucent BlackArmor® material developed by icotec is biocompatible, and has been successfully implanted for over 15 years. Its X-ray translucency allows for better delineation of the tumor from healthy tissue, optimizes radiotherapy planning and tumor treatment and facilitates postoperative assessment of the site of care and spinal fusion. BlackArmor® technology is developed and manufactured in Switzerland to the highest quality standards.

Cervical Cage

The best of both worlds: visibility and secure osseointegration. The BlackArmor® material is radiolucent and rapidly integrates with the vertebral endplates thanks to the porous Ti-iT® titanium coating.

Features and Benefits

  • BlackArmor® implants for optimized imaging in X-rays, CT, and MRI
  • Rough Ti-iT® titanium coating for rapid and direct osseointegration and fusion
  • Functional design: anatomical shapes for precise and secure implantation: various sizes in width and height are available

Anterior Cervical Plate

The anterior cervical plate system made of BlackArmor® Carbon/PEEK offers strong, stable fixation with X-ray-translucent, and nonmagnetizable implant that withstands the mechanical demands and stresses of anterior cervical fusion surgery while minimizing postoperative artifact in X-rays, CT and MRI.

The postoperative diagnosis and the accompanying radiation therapies during tumor treatments are no longer limited by metallic implants.

Features and Benefits

  • High mechanical strength and stability for demanding cervical surgical procedures
  • Simple surgical technique from preformed plates and fixed-angle screws
  • Implants made of BlackArmor® for clear, postoperative visual assessment on imaging including X-rays, CT and MRI

 

Vertebral Body Replacement KONG®-C VBR M

The rough Ti-iT® titanium coating and the radiolucent BlackArmor® material make the KONG®-C VBR M vertebral body replacement a unique implant for the cervical spine. In particular, the KONG®-C VBR M paves the way for new perspectives and treatment approaches in tumor/radiation therapy.

Features and Benefits

  • Radiolucent BlackArmor® material for optimized imaging in X-rays, CT, and MRI
  • Exact delineation and time-saving planning of the radiation dose for radiation therapy
  • Optimal adaptation to the patient anatomy due to the modular design of the implant which permits a variety of possible components combinations
  • end plates with different footprints and lordotic angles can be assembled in different combinations
  • due to the anatomic curvature of the implant body

Vertebral Stabilization System VADER® MIS

The global first pedicle system, made of nonmetallic and X-ray-translucent BlackArmor® material, opens new perspectives in postoperative diagnostics and tumor treatment. Completely new perspectives for the instrumented stabilization after tumor resection. New treatment approaches made possible.

Features and Benefits

  • Benefits in tumor treatment exact demarcation and time-saving planning of the radiation dose for tumors owing to the optimized imaging of the radiolucent BlackArmor® implant material
  • Aging spine additional anchoring from augmentation in osteoporotic bones
  • Muscle-sparing approach safer and more efficient operation procedure, enabled by cannulated screws and reliable instrument sets

Vertebral Stabilization System LIGHTMORE®

The global first pedicle system, made of nonmetallic and X-ray-translucent BlackArmor® material, opens new perspectives in postoperative diagnostics and tumor treatment. Completely new perspectives for the instrumented stabilization after tumor resection. New treatment approaches made possible.

Features and Benefits

  • Controlled insertion and assessment of the implant position guaranteed by the titanium screw head and X-ray marker in the screw tip
  • Intraoperative flexibility from the freely combinable components of the VADER® Pedicle System and icotec Titanium Pedicle System
  • State-of-the-art pedicle system and surgical technique

ETurn® TLIF Cage

The best of both worlds: visibility and secure osseointegration. The BlackArmor® material is radiolucent and rapidly integrates with the vertebral endplates thanks to the porous Ti-iT® titanium coating.

The icotec ETurn® TLIF Cage may be implanted via the surgeon’s preferred posterior approach: TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion), EPLIF (extraforaminal posterior lumbar interbody fusion) or PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion) using biportal cage implantations.

Features and Benefits

  • Implants made of BlackArmor® for clear, postoperative visual assessment on imaging including X-rays, CT, and MRI
  • Rough Ti-iT® titanium coating for rapid and direct osseointegration and fusion
  • Functional design for simplified insertion with an anatomical shape in a variety of widths and heights

Plif Cage

The best of both worlds: visibility and secure osseointegration. The BlackArmor® material is translucent to X-rays and rapidly integrates with the vertebral endplates thanks to the porous Ti-iT® titanium coating.

Features and Benefits

  • Implants made of BlackArmor® for optimized imaging in X-rays, CT, and MRI
  • Rough Ti-iT® titanium coating  for rapid and direct osseointegration and fusion
  • Functional design anatomical shapes for precise and secure implantation: various sizes in width and height are available

Vertebral Body Replacement KONG®-TL VBR E

The rough Ti-iT® titanium coating and the radiolucent BlackArmor® material make the KONG®-TL VBR E vertebral body replacement a unique implant for the thoracolumbar spine. In particular, the KONG®-TL VBR E paves the way for new perspectives and treatment approaches in tumor/radiation therapy.

 

Features and Benefits

  • Radiolucent BlackArmor® material for optimized imaging in X-rays, CT, and MRI
  • Exact delineation and time-saving planning of the radiation dose for radiation therapy
  • Optimal primary stability thanks to the tooth profile and spikes on the end plates
  • The fully modular design allows optimal adaptation to the patient’s anatomy
  • Continuous, in situ adjustment of implant height
  • The modular design of the implant, permits a variety of components combinations to accommodate a wide range of anatomies
  • Lordosis/kyphosis angle can be selected through corresponding end plate angles
  • End plate/body connection allows for 360° approach options
  • In combination with icotec pedicle screw systems, we offer a unique 360° radiolucent stabilization solution