Chesterfield, MO–based Ulrich Medical USA, Inc. has announced the U.S. launch of its Golden Gate lateral plate system for anterior surgical stabilization of the anterior/anterolateral thoracolumbar spine (T1-L5). The titanium device can be used to treat degenerative disc disease, excessive lordosis, scoliosis, and other conditions.
“This product is intended to provide anterior column stabilization after the removal of a vertebral body and can be used with an endoscopic or open approach,” explained Hans Stover, Ulrich Medical USA’s president and CEO.
The fixation components of the Golden Gate comprise plates, screws, and connectors offered in a range of lengths and sizes to meet the needs of a wide range of patients.
The company’s product portfolio has historically focused on corpectomy cages. The Golden Gate device marks the beginning of a “new market expansion initiative,” said Hans Stover, Ulrich Medical USA’s president and CEO.
The press release announcing the U.S. launch briefly explains how the system differs from similar products:
The unique feature of this implant system is the two-part plate design (C-plate and gate) which gives the surgeon an unobstructed field of vision and open access to the intervertebral space during surgery. The system’s locking plate technology incorporates cannulated and conical polyaxial screws allowing for polyaxial movement to maintain proper balance and ease of insertion during surgery.