Ulrich Medical launches uCentum


Ulrich Medical USA has announced the US market release of the uCentum comprehensive posterior system for open and minimally invasive surgical approaches which is intended to provide immobilisation and stabilisation of spinal segments as an adjunct to fusion of the thoracic, lumbar and sacral spine (T1-S2).

“We are very excited to introduce the uCentum product to the US spine market,” says Christoph Ulrich, managing partner, Ulrich Medical “The uCentum product embodies design inputs from premier spine surgeons from across the globe and years of research and development work, and we are confident that it represents the cutting-edge in technological advancements in rod-screw implants.”

According to Ulrich medical, the uCentum pedicle screw consists of a simple low profile tulip-head, top loading, cannulated, fenestrated and optimised (cortical to cancellous) thread design to address the increased purchase requirements of poor bone quality. In addition, this system also features a unique prefixation screw technology (dual locking) that adapts the screw head from a polyaxial to a monoaxial design, while still allowing the rod to translate in order to offer true parallel compression or distraction of the vertebrae during spinal surgeries. The screws are available in a variety of lengths and a wide range of sizes (from 4.5mm to 10mm) in order to match diverse patient anatomies for use during primary or complex revision surgeries.

Also, the system includes straight or curved titanium rods, and numerous reduction instruments and minimally invasive rod-delivery options to simplify the procedure for surgeons. Equally important, unlike most pedicle screw systems available today, uCentum offers surgeons a unique 2-in-1 instrumentation set that encompasses both open and minimally invasive approach instruments and implants which allows surgeons to move between minimally invasive and open procedures while utilising one surgical set.