ulrich medical USA™ Releases New Spinal Implant for U.S. Market flamenco™ Thoracolumbar Rod-Screw System

Expands Product Portfolio for Complex Spine and Degenerative Fusion Applications

ST. LOUIS, MO (February 20, 2013) – ulrich medical USA, Inc., today announced the U.S. market release of the flamenco™ Universal Spinal Fixation System which is designed to enhance decompression and stabilization of the thoracic and lumbosacral spine when used for fusion surgeries.

The flamenco system provides a wide range of polyaxial screws, monoaxial screws, extended tab/reduction screws, rods, hooks, crosslinks and rod-to-rod connector options to address the majority of surgical implant needs during posterior, spinal fusion surgeries.

“This product provides simple, straight-forward instrumentation and maximized tray layout, which helps decrease critical operating room time for the patient and surgical team,” said Tom Carter, Senior Marketing Manager, ulrich medical USA. “It provides surgeons with a standard 5.5mm rod and tulip head design similar to the most popular pedicle screw systems currently available in the United States.”

“The release of the flamenco system enhances ulrich’s market leadership position in expandable corpectomy cage technologies,” said Erika Laskey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, ulrich medical USA. “It offers surgeons German-engineered supplemental fixation solutions for use with our five expandable vertebral body replacement (VBR) product lines for complex trauma and tumor applications.”