Universal Spine System (USS)

General Surgery Systems
Spine Cable System
ProPrep Disc Preparation Set
Minimally Invasive Posterior Instruments (MIPI)
Spine Screw Removal System
Access & Minimally Invasive Access Systems
SynFrame Access and Retractor System
Minimally Invasive Support System
Insight Access Tube Set
Cervical Retractor-Cervical Distractor (CR-CD)
Insight Access Retractor System
Anterior Column Plating
Antegra System
The Cervical Spine Locking Plate (CSLP)
Vectra - Vectra T - Vectra One
Antegra-T System
Anterior Tension Band (ATB) System
Buttress Locking Plate (BLP) System
ArcoFix System
Thoracolumbar Spine Locking Plate (TSLP) System
Thoracolumbar Anterior Compression (TAC) System
Interbody & Vertebral Body Replacement Systems
T-PAL Spacer System
Allograft implants for the upper spine
Allograft implants for the lower spine
Oracle Spacer System
OPAL Spacer System
Vertebral Spacers
SynCage Spacer System
Synex System
SynMesh System
Zero-P and Zero-P VA Systems
SynFix-LR System
ProDisc-C Total Disc Replacement
ProDisc-L Total Disc Replacement
Screw, Hook, Rod and Clamp Systems
ARCH Fixation System
Synapse System and Occipital Cervical Fusion System
MATRIX Spine System
Pangea System
Click'X System
Universal Spine System (USS)
Specialty Rod Systems
Spine Augmentation Systems
Vertecem Vertebroplasty System
chronOS® Beta TCP Bone Graft Substitute
chronOS® Strip
DBX® Demineralized Bone Matrix
CONFORM® Demineralized Cancellous Bone
Power Tools

Side-loading posterior fixation for the lower spine.

The Universal Spine System is a comprehensive family of instrument and implant systems intended for posterior pedicle fixation. All USS systems are side-opening, top-tightening systems.


Universal Spine System (USS)

  • Allows segmental correction and stabilization, ideal for scoliosis surgery
  • Screws available in single-core and dual-core options
  • Hooks available in multiple sizes and configurations
  • 6.0 mm rod system

USS Variable Axis Screw (VAS) System

  • Variable-axis screwhead allows up to 25º of angulation
  • Permits sagittal and lateral screw offset
  • Dual-core screw design optimizes screw purchase
  • 6.0 mm rod system


Small Stature USS

  • Designed to correct scoliosis either by segmental correction or global derotation
  • For pediatric and smaller patients
  • Hooks available in multiple sizes and configurations
  • 5.0 mm rod system

USS Dual Opening for Deformity

  • Designed to correct scoliosis either by segmental translation or global derotation
  • Dual-opening screw and hooks reduce inventory and simplify intraoperative procedure
  • 6.0 mm rod system


USS Fracture

  • Features multiple fracture clamps and dual-core Schanz screws for posterior fracture reduction
  • Can be used for spondylolisthesis reduction
  • Clamps offer angulation in the sagittal plane
  • Schanz screws are available in 3 diameters and 5 thread lengths
  • 6.0 mm rod system

USS Polyaxial and Iliosacral Spine Fixation

  • Designed to correct scoliosis either by segmental correction or global derotation
  • Polyaxial screwhead offers up to 25º of angulation
  • Iliac connectors allow ±25º of angulation; additional notch feature allows a total of 40º angulation
  • Fixed, telescopic and S2 connectors are available
  • 6.0 mm rod system

Please refer to the package insert for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings.

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 USS Dual Opening for Deformity


 USS Fracture


 USS Spondylolisthesis Reduction


 USS Polyaxial and Iliosacral Spine Fixation

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