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Zimmer, Inc.

Zimmer Spine - TraXis Interbody System

Product Description

With a crescent shape that is ideal for a TLIF approach, this MIS device comes complete with low-profile instrumentation that facilitates precise implant placement — even through minimally invasive access. In addition, TraXis is available in PEEK and titanium to fit the varying needs of surgeons and their patients. With TraXis, surgeons benefit from articulating trials and rasps that make a technically demanding procedure simple and intuitive. TraXis’ large internal capacity offers ample room for the bone graft, helping to deliver consistent results.

TraXis Features

  • Low-profile inserter with grasping connection to provide clear visualization during insertion
  • Articulating trials and rasps that allow surgeons to more easily create implant paths in limited spaces
  • Variance in implant tooth size, creating “drag” and helping guide implant into correct position
  • Available in PEEK and titanium to meet surgeon and patient needs  


The intended purpose of the TraXis system is that it be used for interbody fusion and/or resection or excision of the vertebral bodies of the thoracolumbar spine. TraXis is indicated for the treatment of degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, foraminal stenosis, tumor, trauma, deformity (including scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and retrolisthesis) and failed previous fusion. TraXis was designed to be placed through a posterior incision.


  • Disease conditions which have been shown to be safely and predictably managed without the use of internal fixation devices are relative contraindications to the use of these devices.
  • Active systemic infection or infection localized to the site of the proposed implantation are contraindications to implantation.
  • Severe osteoporosis is a relative contraindication because it may prevent adequate fixation of spinal anchors and thus preclude the use of this or any other posterior spinal instrumentation system.
  • Any entity or condition that totally precludes the possibility of fusion, i.e. cancer, kidney dialysis or osteopenia, is a relative contraindication. Other relative contraindications include obesity, pregnancy, certain degenerative disease, and foreign body sensitivity. In addition, the patient's occupation or activity level or mental capacity may be relative contraindications to this surgery. Specifically, some patients may, because of their occupation or lifestyle, or because of conditions such as mental illness, alcoholism or drug abuse, place undue stresses on the implant.
  • Known patient sensitivity to device materials (PEEK-OPTIMA®*).
  • When used without posterior fixation, the device should only be used for Grade 1 or less spondylolisthesis or retrolisthesis. 

*PEEK-OPTIMA® Polymer is a trademark of Invibio Ltd.