BAK procedure

BAK procedure

Orthopedics A surgical procedure that uses the BAK interbody fusion system to stabilize and fuse spinal vertebrae in Pts with chronic low back pain 2º to degenerative disk disease. See Low back pain.
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Since receiving FDA marketing clearance for the BAK system in September 1996, the company has trained more than 1,800 spinal surgeons in the BAK procedure and approximately 10,000 BAK implant procedures have been performed.
Since then, the company has trained more than 1,800 spinal surgeons in the BAK procedure.
Many of the spine surgeons we have trained in the BAK procedure are interested in a laparoscopic technique," said David Stassen, Spine-Tech president and chief executive officer.
Stassen added that surgeons currently trained to perform the BAK procedure will be required to complete training in the laparoscopic procedure before adopting it in their practices.
By the end of March, we had trained 1,060 surgeons in the BAK procedure.
Spine-Tech believes that most spinal fusion patients are candidates for the BAK procedure.