ulrich medical USA has announced the US market release of the tezo spine implants for multiple surgical approaches to lumbosacral interbody fusion.

ulrich medical USA sales and marketing vice president Erika Laskey noted that the company is experiencing a segmental market shift in the degenerative spine sector: A growing number of US surgeons are switching back to interbody devices that are made from titanium materials versus polyetheretherketone (PEEK).

"Titanium implants have a long and proven clinical history versus plastic implant technologies. And for many of our U.S. surgeons, the originally perceived imaging benefits of PEEK material implants are proving to be less important than the osseointegration qualities and overall implant strength and stability that titanium devices afford," Laskey added.

A unique feature of the tezo PLIF, TLIF and ALIF products is that they maintain a porous structure on the inner surfaces of the implants that promotes integration of bone for enhanced fusion, as well as retroserrated toothing on the caudal and cranial surfaces of the implants that provide for very effective primary stability.

he implants are available in numerous heights and angles, which allow for precise, intraoperative anatomical adaptation. Depending upon surgical technique preference, the tezo devices are available from a 7mm height to a 34mm width in multiple lordotic angles.

Laskey said that the company believes that every patient deserves the best possible solution for their individual clinical needs, and there are benefits to both titanium and PEEK interbody technologies.

"As a result, we will continue to offer our wide range of pezo interbody implants (PEEK) in addition to the new tezo implants, which will give surgeons access to one of the broadest product portfolios in both PEEK and titanium interbody devices available in the U.S. spine market today," Laskey added.