Zimmer Spine’s Instinct Java System is a pedicle screw system designed to provide you with a versatile solution to treat multiple pathologies in a proven design. Screws feature asymmetrical and cancellous threads, improving cortical and cancellous bone fixation and resistance to screw pull-out. The raised dimples and recesses of the screw heads lock the screws securely to the instrumentation and provide numerous options for reduction. In addition, the optimized blocker design limits crossthreading and head splay. The sound design of the Instinct Java System provides you with the tools you need to treat your patients effectively.
Optimal Blocker Design
Instinct Spinal Fixation Systems are designed for posterior spinal fixation procedures.
Instinct Spinal Fixation Systems are indicated for the temporary correction and stabilization of a portion of the vertebral column from the thoracic vertebrae to the sacrum until fusion takes place usually in a 6 to 12 months’ period.
When fusion is achieved the Instinct Spinal Fixation Systems should be removed taking into account the risk/benefit for the patient.
Instinct Spinal Fixation Systems are indicated to achieve fusion in the thoracic and lumbar spine for documented degenerative diseases of the thoracic and lumbar spine, disk herniation, spondylolisthesis, fractures, spinal stenosis, spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, lordosis, tumor, pseudarthrosis or revision of failed fusion attempts.
The surgeon should take into account the normal capacity of the Instinct™ Spinal Fixation Systems depending on his surgical strategy for a given patient in accordance with the state of the art.
Contraindications may be absolute or relative. Circumstances below may reduce the chances of a successful outcome: