Inspired Spine performs 1,000 OLLIF procedures


Inspired Spine has reached the milestone of completing 1,000 Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLLIF) procedures.

According to a press release issued by the company, the minimally invasive surgical technique is designed to improve the performance of lumbar interbody fusions by delivering superior outcomes including less patient recovery time and minimal blood loss, while requiring a procedure duration as short as 30 minutes.

The OLLIF procedure is a minimally invasive lumbar fusion technique that employs an incision of 15mm, produces up to 90% less blood loss than a traditional fusion, and requires no muscle detachment to access the disc space.

Many patients are ambulatory within two hours after surgery and are often discharged the same day, Inspired Spine said. No deep infections have occurred during the first 1,000 procedures.

Inspired Spine has published seven peer reviewed studies (five of which are related to the OLLIF procedure).

Inspired Spine has also developed two derivative lumbar fusion techniques from the OLLIF approach: 1) MIS-DLIF and 2) MIS-DTIF (Each have a published peer review study).

MIS-DLIF is intended to allow minimally invasive lumbar fusions to be successfully performed at L5-S1, overcoming the obstacles presented by the ala of the sacrum and the iliac crest. MIS-DTIF is designed to allow minimally invasive fusion of the thoracic levels of the spine, eliminating the risks associated with traditional thoracic approaches.


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