The Medicrea Group announced it will implement a lifetime warranty on its patient-specific UNiD technology, including all UNiD thoracolumbar rods, UNiD cervical rods and all associated Medicrea components implanted in the United States from Nov. 1, 2016.
According to a company press release, the UNiD lifetime warranty program is offered as an affiliated benefit of the UNiD Lab Premier Service, which includes a real-time support team of biomechanical engineers that support all preoperative planning and postoperative analytical services. In order for patients and health care providers to receive the maximum benefit of the company’s personalized services for complex spinal indications, Medicrea will extend the lifetime warranty to all countries that use UNiD technology. The warranty proposed will fully cover UNiD lab services, patient-specific UNiD rod replacement and all associated Medicrea implant components required to treat any patient undergoing revision surgery.
“Because of the overwhelmingly positive results obtained in all of the 950 plus UNiD patient-specific cases performed to date and our confidence in the science behind UNiD technology, Medicrea is taking the extra step to warranty each patient-specific implanted construct for the duration of the patient’s life,” Denys Sournac, president and chief executive officer of Medicrea, said in the release. “This is a true testament to our belief that, by offering surgical planning services with a patient-specific device, Medicrea is eliminating the inherent risks and associated costs to the health care system that are created by manually bending a rod during surgery.”