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Lumbar total disc replacement compared with spinal fusion: treatment ...   -  May 23, 2005
Over the past 40 years, lumbar spinal fusion has become the standard of care in the ... Lumbar spinal fusion is the most frequently performed of all spinal ... Nature.com

Is lumbar spinal surgery more effective than intensive rehabilitation...   -  Jul 28, 2005
To compare the efficacy of lumbar spinal fusion with intensive ... Surgical method for patients randomized to lumbar spinal fusion was chosen at the ... Nature.com

Article: Advisory committee to study lumbar spinal procedures,...   -  Dec 1, 2006
1--A Medicare advisory committee called for new studies of lumbar spinal fusion procedures Thursday, showing doubt that the common surgery helps patients. ... Pay-Per-View - Commercial Appeal - HighBeam Research

… 20% Savings Performing NuVasive's XLIF(R) Lumbar Spinal Fusion …   -  Jul 5, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NuVasive, Inc. , a medical device company focused on developing products for minimally disruptive ... Free with registration - PR Newswire - AccessMyLibrary.com

Circumferential Fusion Is Dominant Over Posterolateral Fusion in Long...   -  Oct 26, 2007
...[15] This study compared lumbar spinal fusion with conservative treatment and concluded that surgery may not be cost-effective; yet, this conclusion was ... Medscape

Woman battling back pain is now fighting her insurance company   -  Sep 15, 2008
The neurosurgeon then suggested an operation, a lumbar spinal fusion. ... I asked him if other insurance companies approve lumbar spinal fusion when there ... $2.95 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - NewsBank

Medtronic leaders to defend spinal procedure at Medicare hearing in …   -  Nov 29, 2006
Lumbar spinal fusion is a surgical technique in which a doctor uses tools such as screws, rods or biological materials to fuse vertebrae in the lower back ... $9.94 - Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News - Alacra Store

Press Release: Facet Solutions, Inc. Completes First Facet Arthroplast...   -  Sep 22, 2005
Many health insurers follow ... is better than (alternatives)." Lumbar spinal fusion is often performed on patients ... ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Spinal fusion surgery over-servicing   -  Nov 9, 2009
Figures from NSW show that rates of lumbar spinal fusion have increased three fold in the private sector since 1997 but only by 2% in public sector. ... 6minutes

Article: Minimally invasive spinal fusion products grow more popular:...   -  May 1, 2007
NeoFuse(TM) in minimally-invasive spinal fusion surgery showed ... for the lucrative minimally-invasive lumbar spinal fusion surgery market ... ... Pay-Per-View - Biomedical Materials - HighBeam Research

Article: A new evaluation method for lumbar spinal instability:...   -  Dec 1, 2006
Many health insurers follow ... is better than (alternatives)." Lumbar spinal fusion is often performed on patients ... ... Pay-Per-View - Physical Therapy - HighBeam Research

Press Release: Bayer Launches Phase III Clinical Study of Trasylol(R)...   -  Dec 8, 2005
Lumbar spinal fusion surgery, the most common surgical ... below the fusion site. ... Lumbar spinal fusion surgery is performed on more than ... ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

New surgical procedure offers back pain relief   -  Sep 2, 2008
The ultimate goal of lumbar spinal fusion is to maintain normal height, prevent motion between the vertebrae and reduce pain. ... News 8 Austin

Article: Low confidence in spinal fusion not likely to affect...   -  Feb 1, 2007
Sponsored ... alternative to lumbar spinal fusion surgery, which helps ... anatomy. Lumbar spinal fusion surgery is performed . ... Pay-Per-View - Family Practice News - HighBeam Research

Press Release: Reportlinker Adds Spinal Surgery Report. - PR Newswire...   -  Sep 8, 2009
PR Newswire; January 9, 2004 ; 665 words ... ... for minimally invasive discectomy, lumbar spinal fusion, and cervical spinal fusion based upon platform ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Press Release: Video: Kyphon and the X-STOP(R) Procedure to be …   -  Mar 29, 2007
PR Newswire; November 13, 2001 ; 700+ words ... ... gives our surgeon customers another option for their anterior lumbar spinal fusion patients," said Mike ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

FDA issues notification about recombinant bone morphogenetic proteins...   -  Jul 2, 2008
It is also approved as an alternative to autograft in compromised patients requiring revision posterolateral (intertransverse) lumbar spinal fusion for whom ... Ortho SuperSite

Press Release: Study Shows Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Show …   -  Oct 18, 2006
PR Newswire; November 13, 2001 ; 700+ words ... ... gives our surgeon customers another option for their anterior lumbar spinal fusion patients," said Mike ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Total ankle replacement system wins approval: system is said to be...   -  Jul 1, 2009
This procedure helps to reduce back pain, but limits ... with the procedure than patients who received lumbar spinal fusion surgery, according to DePuy ... Pay-Per-View - Biomedical Materials - HighBeam Research

Article: Is spinal fusion surgery overused in the United States?(PRO...   -  Mar 1, 2005
Lumbar spinal fusion surgery, the most common surgical ... fusion site. In spinal fusion surgery a damaged spinal disc ... performed each year in the United ... Pay-Per-View - Internal Medicine News - HighBeam Research

Press Release: Photo: Kyphon and the X-STOP(R) IPD(R) Procedure to …   -  Sep 18, 2007
PR Newswire; November 13, 2001 ; 700+ words ... ... gives our surgeon customers another option for their anterior lumbar spinal fusion patients," said Mike ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

INFUSE(R) Bone Graft/LT-CAGE(R) Lumbar Tapered Fusion Device …   -  Aug 15, 2008
INFUSE Bone Graft is the only bone graft replacement to receive a US Pre-Market Approval (PMA) specifically for use in lumbar spinal fusion procedures to ... businesswire.com

Article: Is spinal fusion surgery overused in the United States?(Pro...   -  Apr 1, 2005
Lumbar spinal fusion surgery, the most common surgical ... fusion site. In spinal fusion surgery a damaged spinal disc ... performed each year in the United ... Pay-Per-View - Family Practice News - HighBeam Research

Press Release: FDA Approves New Total Ankle Replacement System. - …   -  May 29, 2009
...when used as a bone graft, is safe for use in posterior-lateral lumbar spinal fusion surgery, and is able to generate new bone at the fusion site, ... Pay-Per-View - M2 Presswire - HighBeam Research

Zimmer Fans Fight Back   -  Jan 10, 2007
..."We believe that the [Medicare] meeting on lumbar spinal fusion represents the opening salvo in a multiyear process," Bernstein Research analyst Bruce ... TheStreet.com - TheStreet.com (subscription)

Facet Solutions Enrolls 100th Patient in US Pivotal IDE Study   -  Nov 9, 2009
...has developed ACADIA(TM) to provide patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration a motion preserving alternative to lumbar spinal fusion. ... Bizjournals.com

WALKING TALL WITH BREAKTHROUGH SURGERY - HEALTH: LB'S …   -  May 19, 2005
In lumbar spinal fusion, the vertebrae are joined together using bone grafts and metal screws after the removal of the damaged disc. ... $3.50 - Press Telegram - NewsBank

Spinal Fusion Rates Rising, but Outcomes Not Improving   -  Oct 27, 2006
Newswise — Driven by the increased use of surgical implant devices, rates of lumbar spinal fusion surgery for chronic back problems have increased in recent ... newswise.com

The multiple benefits of minimally invasive spinal surgery: results …   -  Feb 1, 2008
More than 298000 lumbar spinal fusion procedures are performed annually in the United States, costing more than $11 billion a year (Katz, 2006). ... Pay-Per-View - Journal of Neuroscience Nursing - HighBeam Research

Lumbar Spine Fusion in Obese and Morbidly Obese Patients   -  May 18, 2009
Methods: A retrospective study of 63 patients undergoing lumbar spinal fusion was carried out. The main inclusion criteria were a body mass index (BMI) ... Medscape

Article: Total disk replacement offers relief, challenges.(Musculoskel...   -  Feb 15, 2005
Lumbar spinal fusion surgery, the most common surgical ... fusion site. In spinal fusion surgery a damaged spinal disc ... performed each year in the United ... Pay-Per-View - Family Practice News - HighBeam Research

Medicare Panel Debates Spinal Fusion Study Design - …   -  Dec 1, 2006
...#2 - What level of confidence does the evidence provide for characterizing the complications, adverse events, and other harms from lumbar spinal fusion for ... HealthpointCapital

Bayer launches Phase III clinical study of Trasylol in elective...   -  Dec 8, 2005
Lumbar spinal fusion: a cohort study of complications, reoperations, and resource use in the Medicare population. Spine 1993;18:1463-1470. eurekalert.org

Abstract and Introduction   -  Jul 11, 2007
Circumferential lumbar spinal fusion with Brantigan cage versus posterolateral fusion with titanium Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation: A prospective, ... Medscape

HealthFirst-Computer-guided spinal surgery - 4/20/09 - Flint News and...   -  Apr 20, 2009
According to the American Journal of Neuroradiology, lumbar spinal fusion procedures were first used to treat individuals with misaligned spines or ... go.com

THIS SMALL ARTIFICIAL Disc CAN DELIVER BIG RESULTS FOR …   -  Oct 25, 2005
Each year, more than 200000 lumbar spinal fusion surgeries are performed States to treat low back pain or degenerative disc disease. ... Times-News - Google News Archive

Press Release: US Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion Market to Skyrocket...   -  Mar 28, 2007
Lumbar spinal fusion surgery, a common surgical treatment ... comparing artificial disc replacement to spinal fusion surgery, CHARITE Artificial Disc ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

TranS1 climbs after FDA approves lumbar fusion device   -  Apr 29, 2008
NEW YORK—TranS1 Inc. shares jumped in Tuesday afternoon trading after the company's AxiaLIF 2L lumbar spinal fusion system was approved for sale in the US ... Boston Globe

Johnson & Johnson Chirate Spinal Disc Under Fire   -  Sep 10, 2006
...to relieve pain by replacing the damaged disc with the Chirate disc, as an alternative to the surgical procedure known as lumbar spinal fusion surgery. ... OpEdNews

Clinical Study Demonstrates Advantages of Minimally Invasive Lumbar …   -  Aug 3, 2005
Traditional lumbar spinal fusion requires a long incision, wide retraction, and extensive muscle and soft tissue stripping that can lead to irreversible ... $4.95 - PR Newswire - ECNext

Discogram [Archive] - Southern Maryland Community Forums   -  Jun 16, 2006
Discograms are also performed to assist in preoperative planning for candidates for a lumbar spinal fusion...is this what you know it to be?? ... somd.com

US Medicare proposes no coverage for spinal discs   -  May 26, 2007
Both discs are used to help mitigate back pain and are an alternative to lumbar spinal fusion surgery, in which bone grafts and other devices are used to ... Reuters UK

14 Statistics for Device-Intensive Procedures   -  Jun 27, 2008
The average lumbar spinal fusion implant represents 50 percent of the DRG for the procedure. 4. The average cervical spinal fusion implant represents 38 ... Becker's ASC Review

Image-guided spine surgery   -  May 15, 2009
According to the American Journal of Neuroradiology, lumbar spinal fusion procedures were first used to treat individuals with misaligned spines or ... KRCG

Medtronic Submits Application to FDA for Posterior Spinal Indication...   -  Sep 29, 2005
...approval (PMA) application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of rhBMP-2 for posterior (back) lumbar spinal fusion surgeries. ... $4.95 - Business Wire - ECNext

Medtronic's Bone Graft/LT-Cage lumbar tapered fusion device, bone...   -  Jan 27, 2006
Infuse Bone Graft is the only bone graft replacement to receive a US Pre-Market Approval from the FDA specifically for use in lumbar spinal fusion ... $4.95 - Transplant News - ECNext

Boone v. Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston, No. 5:06-CV-192-R...   -  Jun 4, 2007
However, she continued to experience lower back pain after the procedure, and she was eventually diagnosed with a lumbar spinal fusion as well as lumbar ... $2.95 - U.S. District Court, Western District... - VersusLaw

GPS For The Spine   -  Apr 21, 2009
According to the American Journal of Neuroradiology, lumbar spinal fusion procedures were first used to treat individuals with misaligned spines or ... TheDenverChannel.com

THIS SMALL ARTIFICIAL Disc CAN DELIVER BIG RESULTS FOR …   -  Aug 14, 2005
Each year more than 200000 lumbar spinal fusion surgeries are performed in the United States to treat low back pain or degenerative disc disease. ... Times-News - Google News Archive

Orthopedic News Roundup 7-Dec-06 - HealthpointCapital   -  Dec 7, 2006
Panelists in a Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee voiced concerns over study design for lumbar spinal fusion. In scored responses to questions, ... HealthpointCapital

Article: Doses of drugs in devices: recent experiences with active …   -  Jan 1, 2009
The company received United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the use of this product in anterior lumbar spinal fusion in 2002; ... Pay-Per-View - Medical Device Technology - HighBeam Research

International Approvals: InductOs, Myodex, Rubicon Filter   -  Apr 26, 2005
...for an implantable bone-regeneration product, allowing its use for single-level anterior lumbar spinal fusion in adults with degenerative disc disease; ... Medscape

Lower Back Pain; US FDA approves Synthes' ProDisc-L for treatment of ...   -  Sep 12, 2006
Each year, approximately 200000 Americans undergo lumbar spinal fusion, the most common surgical treatment for low back pain from degenerative disc disease. ... Pay-Per-View - Life Science Weekly - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Lower Back Pain; US FDA approves Synthes' ProDisc-L for treatment of ...   -  Sep 17, 2006
Each year, approximately 200000 Americans undergo lumbar spinal fusion, the most common surgical treatment for low back pain from degenerative disc disease. ... Pay-Per-View - Medical Devices & Surgical Technology... - Factiva, from Dow Jones

THIS SMALL ARTIFICIAL Disc CAN DELIVER BIG RESULTS FOR …   -  Dec 3, 2005
Each year more than 200000 lumbar spinal fusion surgeries are performed in the United States to treat low back pain or degenerative disc disease. ... Times-News - Google News Archive

Exhausted doctors behind bungles - AMA   -  Jul 11, 2007
...patient with a similar-sounding name and in another incident a surgical sponge was left in a patient's abdomen after lumbar spinal fusion surgery. ... NEWS.com.au

Press Release: Facet Solutions Announces Completion of 6 Month Follow...   -  Oct 13, 2008
System (AFRS(TM)) to provide patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration a motion preserving alternative to lumbar spinal fusion. ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

THIS SMALL ARTIFICIAL Disc CAN DELIVER BIG RESULTS FOR …   -  Aug 15, 2005
Each year more than 200000 lumbar spinal fusion surgeries are performed in the United States to treat low back pain or degenerative disc disease. ... Times-News - Google News Archive

THIS SMALL ARTIFICIAL Disc CAN DELIVER BIG RESULTS FOR …   -  Nov 17, 2005
Each year more than 200000 lumbar spinal fusion surgeries are performed in the States to treat low back pain or degenerative disc disease. ... Times-News - Google News Archive

THIS SMALL ARTIFICIAL Disc CAN DELIVER BIG RESULTS FOR …   -  Aug 26, 2005
Each year more than 200000 lumbar spinal fusion surgeries are performed in States to treat low back pain or degenerative disc disease. ... Times-News - Google News Archive

THIS SMALL ARTIFICIAL Disc CAN DELIVER BIG RESULTS FOR …   -  Nov 22, 2005
...year more than 200000 lumbar spinal fusion surgeries are performed in the States to treat low back pain or degenerative disc disease. ... Times-News - Google News Archive

THIS SMALL ARTIFICIAL Disc CAN DELIVER BIG RESULTS FOR …   -  Aug 30, 2005
Each year more than 200000 lumbar spinal fusion surgeries are performed in the United States to treat low back pain or degenerative disc disease. ... Times-News - Google News Archive

Press Release: Disc Orthopaedic Technologies to Introduce B-Twin …   -  Sep 26, 2005
The B-Twin ESFS is a titanium device for use in minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion procedures for the correction of DDD. The B-Twin ESFS has been used ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Orthopedic News Roundup 29-Sept-05 - HealthpointCapital   -  Sep 29, 2005
...pre-market approval (PMA) application for its new carrier called AMPLIFY™ rhBMP-2 Matrix for the indication of posterior lumbar spinal fusion surgeries. ... HealthpointCapital

Medtronic Announces European Commission Approval of New Indication …   -  Apr 19, 2005
...the front) lumbar spinal fusion in adults with degenerative disc disease who have had at least six months of non-operative treatment for this condition. ... $9.94 - Wireless News - Alacra Store

Medicare won't cover back disc for older people   -  Aug 15, 2007
Both devices help mitigate back pain and are an alternative to lumbar spinal fusion surgery, in which bone grafts and other devices are used to bind two ... Reuters UK

Press Release: Facet Solutions, Inc. Expands Executive Management …   -  Apr 25, 2008
Inc. to provide patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration, a motion preserving alternative to lumbar spinal fusion. ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - McCARTHY v. ASTRUE (ND 3- …   -  Mar 11, 2009
He suffered a back injury while in military service, which led to lumbar spinal fusion in 1991. In addition, he has a history of arthritis in his spine and ... Pay-Per-View - Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - Loislaw

It's a stretch: Back-pain sufferers seek relief in therapy under...   -  May 15, 2008
There's similar debate over studies of lumbar spinal fusion, a common surgery for extreme low back problems in which two or more vertebrae are bound ... Memphis Commercial Appeal

In Another First, Englewood Hospital Offers Artificial Disc Replacemen...   -  Apr 13, 2005
In lumbar spinal fusion therapy, a damaged disc is removed and vertebrae are joined together using bone grafts, metal screws and cages, individually or in ... $4.95 - PR Newswire - ECNext

Disc-O-Tech sells spine products assets for $220m.   -  Dec 22, 2006
...contracts for Disc-O-Tech's non- invasive spine procedures, the first for its B-Twin Expandable Spinal System used in lumbar spinal fusion procedures, ... Pay-Per-View - Jerusalem Post - ProQuest Archiver

Facet Solutions, Inc. Completes First Facet Arthroplasty Clinical …   -  Sep 22, 2005
...by Facet Solutions, Inc. to provide lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration patients with a motion preserving alternative to lumbar spinal fusion. ... $4.95 - PR Newswire - ECNext

Article: European approval for bone implant indication.(PRODUCTS) - …   -  Jun 1, 2005
...trademarked InductOs, would now be available for use with the LT-Cage device for single-level anterior lumbar spinal fusion in adults with degenerative ... Pay-Per-View - Biomedical Materials - HighBeam Research

Spinal Surgery Effectiveness Study Presented at North American Spine ...   -  Aug 15, 2008
More than 220000 Lumbar Spinal Fusion surgeries are performed each year. The study was authored by David Polly, MD, Charles Branch, MD, Ken Burkus, MD, ... businesswire.com

New surgery will take that back pain away   -  Jul 13, 2007
..."So far, the only treatment for this kind of discogenic problem was lumbar spinal fusion, where two or more vertebrae are welded together to eliminate pain ... Daily News & Analysis

dj Orthopedics Introduces New Design for SpinaLogic Bone Growth …   -  Sep 27, 2005
SpinaLogic is a non-invasive device that enhances the healing process when used as an adjunct therapy after primary lumbar spinal fusion surgery for at-risk ... $4.95 - Business Wire - ECNext

Medtronic Announces European Commission Approval of New Indication …   -  Apr 19, 2005
...the front) lumbar spinal fusion in adults with degenerative disc disease who have had at least six months of non-operative treatment for this condition. ... Pay-Per-View - Wireless News - HighBeam Research

Schenectady couple have danced together for half century   -  May 24, 2009
Frank ices his right knee and hip after a night of dancing — he's had both hips replaced and a lumbar spinal fusion to remove degenerated discs. ... Albany Times Union

New artificial disc makes huge difference in life of young mom   -  Jul 4, 2005
Gonet was wary of trying lumbar spinal fusion surgery, which joins together adjacent vertebrae, because it can limit flexibility. ... $2.95 - Beacon News - NewsBank

Orthopedic News Roundup 21-Sept-06 - HealthpointCapital   -  Sep 21, 2006
...to Infuse, used according to its manufacturer's recommendations, in instrumented Posterolateral Lumbar spinal Fusion (PLF) procedures. ... HealthpointCapital

The Bellwether Report has identified HealtheUniverse Inc. (OTC:HLUN) ...   -  Dec 1, 2005
...when used as a bone graft, is safe for use in posterior-lateral lumbar spinal fusion surgery, and is able to generate new bone at the fusion site, ... Free with registration - M2 Presswire - AccessMyLibrary.com

Bloomberg Printer-Friendly Page   -  Oct 22, 2007
Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Americans spend more per capita on health care each year than the Chinese spend on, well, everything. Do we really need so much? ... Bloomberg

Press Release: Facet Solutions Establishes Corporate Headquarters and...   -  Oct 1, 2008
System (AFRS(TM)) to provide patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration -- a motion preserving alternative to lumbar spinal fusion. ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Disc-O-Tech sells spine products assets for $220m. | Article from …   -  Dec 22, 2006
...contracts for Disc-O-Tech's non-invasive spine procedures, the first for its B-Twin Expandable Spinal System used in lumbar spinal fusion procedures, ... Pay-Per-View - Jerusalem Post - HighBeam Research

Press Release: Facet Solutions, Inc. Completes Combination Facet...   -  May 5, 2008
System (AFRS(TM)) to provide patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration, a motion preserving alternative to lumbar spinal fusion. ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Medical-device maker Medtronic posts drop in first-quarter earnings.   -  Aug 18, 2005
The growth came from across the division's product line, including established products like INFUSE, used in lumbar spinal fusion, and newly introduced ones ... Free with registration - Commercial Appeal - AccessMyLibrary.com

Press Release: Aastrom Biosciences to Initiate US Clinical Trial for...   -  Nov 30, 2005
...when used as a bone graft, is safe for use in posterior-lateral lumbar spinal fusion surgery, and is able to generate new bone at the fusion site, ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Aastrom Biosciences to Initiate US Clinical Trial for Bone Formation...   -  Nov 30, 2005
...when used as a bone graft, is safe for use in posterior-lateral lumbar spinal fusion surgery, and is able to generate new bone at the fusion site, ... $4.95 - PR Newswire - ECNext

Colburn v. Kessler's Team Sports, 850 NE2d 1001 (Ind.App. 07/21/2006)   -  Jul 21, 2006
Operative option would consist of decompression of the lumbar spine with instrumented lumbar spinal fusion at L4-5 via PLIF and posterolateral fusion. ... $2.95 - Indiana Court of Appeals - VersusLaw

Indiana Case Law - COLBURN v. KESSLER'S TEAM SPORTS, 850 NE2d …   -  Oct 30, 2006
Operative option would consist of decompression of the lumbar spine with instrumented lumbar spinal fusion at L4-5 via PLIF and posterolateral fusion. ... Pay-Per-View - Indiana Case Law - Loislaw

Drug Development; Phase I/II trial to evaluate bone formation in...   -  Jan 3, 2006
...when used as a bone graft, is safe for use in posterior-lateral lumbar spinal fusion surgery, and is able to generate new bone at the fusion site, ... Pay-Per-View - Life Science Weekly - Factiva, from Dow Jones

Press Release: New Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure Restores …   -  Jul 29, 2008
PR Newswire; January 9, 2004 ; 665 words ... ... rapidly commercialize products for minimally invasive discectomy, lumbar spinal fusion ... principal ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Bowden v. Annenberg, 2005 -Ohio- 6515 (Ohio App. Dist.1 12/09/2005)   -  Dec 9, 2005
JOHN BOWDEN, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF DOROTHY E. BOWDEN, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF NEXT OF KIN, PLAINTIFF-APPELLANT, ... $2.95 - Ohio Court of Appeals - VersusLaw

Press Release: Facet Solutions Completes Facet Joint and Disc …   -  Oct 8, 2008
System (AFRS(TM)) to provide patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and facet degeneration a motion preserving alternative to lumbar spinal fusion. ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire - HighBeam Research

Enrollment isn't a snap for Medicare drug plan. | Article from...   -  Nov 23, 2006
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN); November 29, 2006 ; 700+ words ... ... defend lumbar spinal fusion surgery at a Medicare advisory committee hearing today ... Pay-Per-View - Commercial Appeal - HighBeam Research

Press Release: Codman's DURAFORM(TM) Implant Receives Two New …   -  Jan 16, 2007
1--A Medicare advisory committee called for new studies of lumbar spinal fusion procedures Thursday, showing doubt that the common surgery helps patients. ... Pay-Per-View - PR Newswire Europe - HighBeam Research

Medical Devices Play A Large Role In Massachusetts Health Care Fraud ...   -  Sep 1, 2009
...for "use as an alternative to autograft in compromised patients requiring revision posterolateral (intertransverse) lumbar spinal fusion, ... $9.94 - Mondaq Business Briefing - Alacra Store

Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - JACKSON v. ASTRUE (Ariz. 4-...   -  Apr 18, 2008
Since then, Plaintiff has undergone several surgeries, including a two-level lumbar spinal fusion that was completed in two separate surgical procedures, ... Pay-Per-View - Loislaw Federal District Court Opinions - Loislaw

Depuy Spine Introduces New Vertigraft® VG2® TLIF Allograft - Unique …   -  May 23, 2007
...a new bone product designed to facilitate graft insertion and bone growth during transforaminal lumbar spinal fusion (TLIF) surgery. ... Medical News Today - Medical News Today (press release)

Orthopedics News Roundup 24-May-07 - HealthpointCapital   -  May 24, 2007
The product is designed to facilitate graft insertion and bone growth during transforaminal lumbar spinal fusion (TLIF) surgery. ... HealthpointCapital



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