Musculoskeletal implant tech dev Ulrich Medical USA said today that it launched the next-gen Solidity vertebral body replacement device.
The St. Louis-based company said that it won FDA clearance for the device less than 60 days prior to the launch, and touted that the first commercial procedure with the device has already been performed in Palm Springs, Calif. late last month by Dr. Blake Berman of the Desert Regional Medical Center.
“I am excited to be working with the technological leader in expandable vertebral body replacement devices on the development of the new Solidity device. Solidity provides surgeons with an excellent number of options to accommodate all surgical approaches and vertebral body replacement indications including trauma, tumor, and deformity while addressing the subtleties of each patient’s unique anatomy. In addition, surgeon application of this device is simple and secure, and it allows for complete assembly and disassembly of the implant and end caps for easy reconfiguration during surgery,” Dr. Berman said in a press release.
The newly launched Solidity VBR implant consists of a main center piece with 625 unique end cap configurations, the company said. The system is designed so that end caps on it can be attached in a full 360° orientation with the Solidity center piece, which the company claims maximizes the range of device access for multiple surgical approaches.
“We are very pleased to release the Solidity VBR to the market in response to continued surgeon demand for additional corpectomy treatment options for their patients. The Solidity product incorporates more than forty years of our unparalleled experience in the research, development, manufacturing and commercialization of expandable spine implant technologies worldwide,” chief commercial officer Erika Laskey said in a press release.