Monday, September 28, 2009

Will the PASS LP Pedicle Screw, Pass the Test?

Recently, Medicrea launched their new PASS LP Pedicle Screw Post System. After carefully reviewing this device, it seems that Medicrea has come up with a nice post system. The system was designed with 4.5mm, 5.5mm, 6.5mm, 7.5mm and 8mm Screws, complimented by 5.5mm and 6.0mm straight and contoured rods. In addition, this system offers Regular and Realignment Connectors (not recommended for patience with severe osteoporosis).

It is interesting that Medicrea claims that it will have nearly tripled its U.S. business in fiscal 2009. Based on what was reported in their most recent press release, I have to wonder how they have been able to surpass some of the other early-growth stage companies that have been around for 4-5 years.

So all you independent distributors, if you are reading this post, get on their website and check it out. There is only one caveat, the commissions are conservative. Good luck and let the Spine Blogger know what you think?


  1. L'il obviously they must be doing something right based on their growth over the last three years, how are they doing it?

  2. Their stuff looks interesting. The cervical peek interbody device is nice. The cervical staple is a good execution of a concept that has been tossed around for a long time. Don't know how well it works, but then again, keep in mind that you don't need much there for single level ACDF's. The PASS pedicle screw system looks neat but a little cumbersome. If they had a couple of key scoliosis surgery consultants join them, that could go a long way to explaining the growth.

  3. I can assure you the growth of the company is evident in its aggressive approach to managing the P&L. With strong leadership and solid systems, Medicrea is gaining strong momentum in the deformity market. I would have to disagree with Lil, one more trinket would be a traditional top loading system like the other 20 systems on the market. The PASS LP is quite unique and differentiated in approach and philosophy of fixation and reduction. It's like the best of both world, slickness of a top loading system with strong reduction principles found in traditional side loading post systems.

    Let it also go on record, Medicrea does NOT have one paid consult or US designer. The handful of US surgeon advocates are CD Horizon and XIA converts who speak on behalf of the system strengths and benefits especially in pediatric spine deformities.