The cervical plate system must provide the necessary stability of the C2-C7 cervical spine while bone union formation occurs. At the same time, the system should be unobtrusively integrated into the biomechanical system of the cervical spine. ASCOT achieves a balance between maximum stability and minimum stiffness, thereby allowing load sharing with the bone to promote segmental union (Wolf's Law).

With angular variability in its semi-rigid screw/plate connection, ASCOT is able to adapt to the changing anatomical situation during the healing process. The integrated locking mechanism and self-drilling screws allow one-step screw placement and locking, resulting in a system that is efficient in processing and safe for the patient.