Medicrea’s patient-specific UNiD rod technology has now been used in more than 1,000 procedures, according to a company release.
Evalina Burger, of University Colorado Hospital (Aurora, USA), states, “We now realise how important it is to provide a specific alignment of the spine that is unique to each patient. If we do not achieve the optimal alignment during surgery, then we are too-often revising that patient later. UNiD is using precision technology and analysis to solve this clinical issue for patients as well as providing an invaluable support service and feedback loop for surgeons.” Burger has performed more than 40 procedures using the rods since the patient-specific technology was cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in November 2014, and has published her early results in Orthopedics.
According to the release, Medicrea expects to announce FDA 510(k) clearance in the coming weeks for the company’s next extension to its complex spine portfolio: a range of top-loading, self-locking tulip screws.