Walnut Creek, CA (May 20, 2016) ‐‐ Providence Medical Technology, Inc., an innovator in tissue- sparing cervical fusion technology, today announced that its two-year radiographic and clinical outcomes data of posterior cervical fusion using an expandable implant are being presented at Spine Week 2016 in Singapore.
The prospective, single-arm, multi-center study collected outcomes from 53 out of 60 patients who originally underwent posterior cervical fusion for spondylotic radiculopathy using the DTRAX® system of instruments and implants. The study found that surgical management with the DTRAX® system led to:
No device failure, implant lucency, or surgical re-interventions
“The two-year results of this study are promising and suggest DTRAX technology is a valuable addition to the armamentarium of options for surgeons treating patients with cervical radiculopathy,” states Dr. Kris Siemionow, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Approximately 500,000 patients worldwide undergo cervical spine surgery each year.
“Providence has been committed to providing clinical evidence since the company’s inception,” commented Jeff Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Providence Medical Technology. “We are encouraged by this evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of decompression and stabilization with DTRAX technology for the treatment of cervical radiculopathy. We believe that DTRAX technology fills critical gaps in the continuum of traditional cervical spine care.”