Life Spine has announced the initiation of the SIMPACT sacroiliac joint (SI) fixation outcomes study, with Keith Maxwell of Southeastern Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Asheville, USA.
SIMPACT is a cannulated and fenestrated screw, intended for sacroiliac joint fusion for conditions including sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis through a lateral approach. SIMPACT also incorporates the proprietary surface technology OSSEO-LOC, and is available in multiple lengths to accommodate varying patient anatomy.
Keith Maxwell, who is the principal investigator for the study notes, “With more than 22% of lower back pain originating from the sacroiliac joint, the market for SI joint fixation continues to grow as better diagnostic tools and better understanding of the pathology evolve.”
He continued: “SIMPACT has streamlined the SI joint fixation procedure for me and my patients by creating a screw design that is self-drilling, resulting in fewer surgical steps. I continue to see excellent results in treating sacroiliac joint disruptions and degenerative sacroiliitis, and we expect these results to continue throughout the course of this study.”
Mariusz Knap, vice president of Marketing and Business Development for Life Spine added: “SIMPACT joins our recently released PROLIFT expandable outcomes study. As well as adding to the body of data validating our product offering, these studies will demonstrate possible medical economic savings and highlight other advantages associated with new technologies such as SIMPACT.”