Baxano, Inc., the manufacturer of the innovative and cost-effective
iO-Flex® System, announced today the publication of a
peer-reviewed study highlighting the advantages of the flagship iO-Flex
technology in performing lumbar spinal decompression, a procedure that
can be done with and without spinal fusion.
The July issue of Clinical Interventions in Aging features an
article entitled "Facet-sparing lumbar decompression with a minimally
invasive flexible MicroBlade Shaver® versus traditional
decompression: quantitative radiographic assessment" (Clin
Interv Aging. 2012;7:257-66. Epub 20 July 2012) from a study
performed by several neuro and orthopaedic spine surgeons, including
lead authors Carl Lauryssen, MD from Beverly Hills, CA and Sigurd
Berven, MD from UC, San Francisco.
Results from the study suggest that the iO-Flex technology can provide
significant advantages over traditional decompression instruments by
allowing surgeons to perform a more thorough decompression of the
lateral recess and foramen with less disruption of the posterior
stabilizing elements of the spine.
"Standard surgical techniques for treating lumbar spinal stenosis have
significant limitations, including access to lateral and foraminal
compression and postoperative instability. This study demonstrates how
the iO-Flex System overcomes these limitations while still providing
complete decompression," stated Dr. Lauryssen.