All Centinel Spine's Stand-Alone, No-Profile, Integrated Interbody systems are indicated for use with both autograft and/or allogeneic bone graft in lumbar and cervical spinal fusion
com)-- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is the first hospital in Orange County to offer a newly approved alternative to cervical spinal fusion
- and the first patient to undergo the procedure, a woman in her mid-40s who suffered from debilitating neck pain and upper extremity numbness, was up and walking within hours afterward.
Millions of Americans are affected by spine diseases, with approximately 40 percent of all spinal fusion surgery performed for cervical spinal fusion
Mesoblast Chief Executive, Professor Silviu Itescu, said that cervical spinal fusion
is a major commercial opportunity for Mesoblast.
More recently, the versatile polymer has been increasingly used in cervical spinal fusion
devices, as evidenced by Alphatec's Novel Cervical Interbody device and others.
In a long-term follow-up study evaluating clinically relevant adjacent level degeneration following cervical spinal fusion
, Hilibrand and colleagues demonstrated that symptomatic adjacent segment disease may affect more than one-fourth of all patients within ten years after cervical arthrodesis, as defined by the presence of new radiculopathy or myelopathy referable to an adjacent motion segment.
Following this pilot study, which was completed three months ahead of schedule, Orthovita will now begin an expanded pivotal study as a component of ongoing clinical trials to measure the safety and effectiveness of RHAKOSS for patients undergoing cervical spinal fusion
The Company's spinal bony fusion product NeoFuse(TM), currently in the midst of Phase 2 trials in the United States, has the potential to become a major revenue driver for the company since over 500,000 lumbar and cervical spinal fusion
procedures are currently performed annually in the United States alone.