Please note: Surgeons using the cervical plate must be knowledgable in the medical and surgical aspects of the implant, as well as the limitations of the metallurgical and mechanical properties of the implants.
Correct selection of the implant components is critical to the success of the procedure. Mixing metals may cause corrosion. Should any other devices be used with the cervical plate, there would be a risk of elevated metal ion levels in the body as well as premature failure of the implants.
Any other fixation device that comes into contact with the cervical plate must be made from like or compatible materials.