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Devices Orthopaedic Neurosurgery

 News Release - October 25, 2007

Medtronic Releases New Fixation System for the Spine

New System Gives Surgeons an Option When Treating Spinal Fractures and Tumors

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT ) announced today the availability of its CD Horizon® Legacy™ Anterior Spinal System in the United States. The CD Horizon Legacy Anterior Spinal System is a recent system that offers an anterior (frontal) fixation solution for complex spinal surgery. This fixation system is designed to assist with stability of the thoracic and lumbar spine when performing modern spinal fusion surgery. This new system may help patients suffering from degenerative disc disease, trauma, tumors, severe curvatures and other degenerative diseases of the spine.

The CD Horizon Legacy Anterior Spinal System consists of a series of vertebral body staples, rods, screws, Crosslink® Plates, and connecting components that allows for distraction to accommodate bone graft.

“The new CD Horizon Legacy Anterior Spinal System affords the surgeon a flexibility not previously available in other spinal systems for the treatment of tumor, trauma and deformity cases,” said David G. Schwartz, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Orthopaedics Indianapolis in Indiana.

The CD Horizon Legacy Anterior Spinal System also features:
  • Titanium construction
  • Low profile screw design
  • Top-loading, top-tightening screws
  • Color coding to assist with construct implantation
For more information on Medtronic spinal therapies, visit www.medtronic.com

About the Spinal and Biologics Business at Medtronic

The Medtronic Spinal and Biologics business, based in Memphis, Tenn., is the global leader in today’s spine market and is committed to advancing the treatment of spinal conditions. The Spinal business collaborates with world-renowned surgeons, researchers and innovative partners to offer state-of-the-art therapies for spinal, neurological, orthopaedic and oral maxillofacial conditions. Medtronic is committed to developing affordable, minimally invasive procedures that provide lifestyle friendly surgical therapies. More information about the company and its spinal treatments can be found at www.medtronicspinal.com and its patient-education Web sites, www.back.com, www.iscoliosis.com, www.maturespine.com and www.necksurgery.com.

About Medtronic

Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world.

Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties such as those described in Medtronic’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended April 27, 2007. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results.


Source: Medtronic

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