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Inspired Spine releases study on the Clinical and Radiological outcomes of Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Inspired Spine releases study on the Clinical and Radiological outcomes of Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion

(Burnsville, MN) Inspired Spine’s Dr. H. Abbasi has released an innovative study presenting clinical, and radiological outcomes including fusion rates for oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion (OLLIF). The study establishes, based upon a 300 plus patient population, that OLLIF is an extraordinary, safe, efficient, and efficacious procedure for fusions of the lumbar spine for vertebral levels T12-S1. Going forward, OLLIF should be considered a preferred option for fusions of the lumbar spine.

In previous studies, Dr. Abbasi compared several traditional surgical treatments of degenerative disc and spine disease. These studies included Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) and Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MI-TLIF), a recent innovation in MI Spinal Fusion, and Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLLIF). The study provides significant evidence that OLLIF can be safely employed to treat vertebral levels from T12 to S1 without requiring a large opening. In many cases that require surgery, OLLIF should be considered the preferred treatment method due to the significant benefits it delivers to the patient, including reduced surgery time, shortened hospital stay, and less blood loss.

The findings of this study are being released as a large population of the U.S. is affected by a recent trend of dramatic increases in degenerative spine diseases leading to disability. This increase is paired with the demand for surgical advances, resulting in skyrocketing associated costs.

Inspired Spine is a Minnesota based, innovative total spine health company, that offers procedures that optimize the way lumbar fusions are performed. Our methods result in less recovery time, less blood loss, and a procedure time as low as 40 minutes. To date, Inspired Spine surgeons have performed almost 1000 OLLIF procedures to successfully treat many lumbar spine conditions. Patients travel from all over the country to receive this revolutionary care. Visit the Inspired Spine website or call 727-MY-SPINE for more information on the procedures or to setup a complimentary MRI review.

If you would like more information, please contact Mike Hanson.

Contact: Mike Hanson, V.P. Mktg

To view the results of the study go to:

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